Archaeology is the only discipline that offers its students the human past in its entirety, from the origins of our species to the events of yesterday. Working and travelling on a global stage, archaeologists explore the human condition through the material remains of ancient lives, in all their infinite diversity. Because everything in the present has its roots in the past, with implications for all our futures, archaeology is uniquely important - and uniquely popular for that reason.
As befits the 'Global University of the North', archaeology at Aberdeen has a special high-latitude focus that is found nowhere else. With Scotland as their base, our students and researchers explore the broad cultural sweep of the North Atlantic, Scandinavia, Northern Eurasia, the North Pacific and high-latitude North America. Spanning the humanities and physical sciences, our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer a complete archaeological education with a distinctive northern flavour.