Our research specialisms ensure theoretical and methodological exchange and dynamism. Our research is organised under two themes, and within these themes we specialise in prehistory, Greek and Roman archaeology and the archaeology of historic periods.
Scholars from other parts of the University participate in each theme. This encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
- the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in north-west Europe
- the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe
- the Copper and Bronze Age in Italy and the Mediterranean
- the Iron Age/Roman transition
- Roman Britain
- Roman Europe and Mediterranean
- Roman urbanism
- Greek and Byzantine archaeology
- the Roman/medieval transition
Medieval and post-Medieval archaeology
- early Medieval Britain and Europe
- Byzantine archaeology
- Medieval and post-Medieval landscapes
- church archaeology, historic buildings
- post-Medieval archaeology, colonialism, slavery
We have a range of outstanding facilities, including an archaeology laboratory built with support from the Wolfson Foundation.
We have close links with Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock, giving us access to its internationally important collection of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, and British artefacts. Our Cowen Library is also housed in the Great North Museum's library.