Fieldwork plays an important role in archaeological research. At Aberdeen we encourage all of our students to undertake appropriate field or placement work, excavation-based or otherwise, in order to gain practical skills. Staff currently involved in research are happy to advise and help with such opportunities. Options include university field projects although opportunities to work on approved digs and surveys outside of the university are also supported.
Currently we have fieldwork projects operating in Scotland, Mongolia and Alaska. Fieldwork is usually carried out during the summer vacation.