Archaeological research at Aberdeen spans the arts and humanities, physical and biological sciences, reflecting the inter-disciplinary nature of the Archaeology and the collaborative ethos at University of Aberdeen. Our research culture is outward looking and international, exploring big questions in innovative ways.

We have developed a collaborative approach to contemporary debates including migration and mobility, climate change, human-environment interactions, and culture-contact/change.

Core Research Themes 

Our research currently operates under two principal and overlapping themes:

Research Clusters

The majority of our research clusters both underpin and cut across these two core research themes:

Others, however, reflect research endeavours in newly developing areas: