About our research
Archaeology at Edinburgh has a dynamic, internationally recognised research profile with projects encompassing a broad geographical and chronological spread.
Archaeology at Edinburgh has a dynamic, internationally recognised research profile.
Geographically our research encompasses Britain, Europe, the Near East and North Africa, with a broad chronological spread from the appearance of modern humans in Europe over 40,000 years ago to the end of the Byzantine Empire (AD 1453).
The research community comprises some 20 teaching staff and postdoctoral researchers, with over 40 research postgraduate students who are served by state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, postgraduate research rooms, post-excavation work space, lecture and seminar rooms, a graphics suite with high-level computing support, and the Vera Gordon Childe Collection of archaeological materials. Financial mechanisms for promoting research include postgraduate scholarships and bursaries and the Abercromby Fund to support travel relating to dissertation research.
Our research is structured around four broad research themes:
- Prehistoric archaeology
- Classical and historical archaeology
- Archaeological Science