Medieval and Historical Archaeology

Medieval and Historical Archaeology

Medieval and historical archaeology at Aberdeen brings together expertise and considerable experience spanning northern Europe, the North Atlantic and high-latitude North America, as well as the recent archaeology of the Pacific.

Researchers in the Department of Archaeology and associated disciplines bring:

  • theoretical
  • landscape
  • anthropological
  • scientific
  • ethno-archaeological

and other interdisciplinary approaches to exploring issues such as the impact of culture contact, expressions of social identity, transformations in ideology, ritual practices and power.

Particular strengths lie in:

  • the prehistoric and indigenous origins of the medieval and later northern world
  • the Picts and their neighbours
  • the Viking world
  • colonial and post-colonial archaeology
  • diet
  • the social archaeology of conflict
  • proto-urbanism
  • ecclesiastical structures and the archaeology of the house