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Promote archaeology as a discipline concerned with the entirety of human history - ranging in time from the Palaeolithic to the modern day, and in space from the Americas to the UK and Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia

The Department of Archaeology at Cambridge is the United Kingdom's first university Department of Archaeology.

At Cambridge we promote archaeology as a discipline concerned with the entirety of human history. Our scholars and students conduct research on topics ranging in time from the Palaeolithic to the modern day, and in space from the Americas to the UK and Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

We combine innovative theory and practice with active field programmes throughout the world to develop new research directions. We have laboratories for bioarchaeology, archaeogenetics, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology and isotope analysis and provide for our students and researchers world-famous museum and library collections.

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  • Excavations at Kilise Tepe 2007-2011: The Late Bronze and Iron Ages 

    Postgate, J; Blakeney, S; Boyes, P; Debruyne, S; Dee, M; Heffron, Y; Heslop, D et al.
  • Stratigraphic sections 

    Colantoni, C.
    Stratigraphic sections to accompany Sections 3-8
  • Architectural plans 

    Colantoni, C.
    Architectural plans to accompany Sections 3-7
  • (De)orientalising Spain: The “other” from within 

    Marin Aguilera, B (Arkeogazte: Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores en Arqueología Prehistórica e Histórica, 2016-12)
    Since the 19th century, Spain was repeatedly ‘orientalised’ by northern Europeans, as foreign visitors and diplomats indulged in oriental fantasies when reflecting on the Muslim-Arab heritage of the Peninsula and its people. ...

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