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.
Our research currently operates under two principal and overlapping themes:
The majority of our research clusters both underpin and cut across these two core research themes:
- Community and Indigenous Archaeologies
- Landscape Archaeology
- Material Culture
- Medieval and Historical Archaeology
- Prehistoric Archaeology
- Theory and Practice
Others, however, reflect research endeavours in newly developing areas: