About us

Prehistoric archaeology was initially taught at Edinburgh over a hundred years ago, and in 1927 Gordon Childe became the first professor of the subject. Today Archaeology has a dozen teaching staff, with a wide portfolio of interests.

Archaeology at Edinburgh University

Read about our current aims, research projects and areas of interest.

The tradition of archaeology at Edinburgh

The tradition of studying archaeology at Edinburgh University dates back over a hundred years.

Academic staff in Archaeology

Looking for someone with a particular area of expertise, or just want to put a name to a face?

Contact Archaeology

Contact details for the Archaeology Office and student advisers.