About Archaeology & Conservation
Archaeology and Conservation at Cardiff is driven by the latest research and led by an internationally-recognised staff. We provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment, underpinned by modern teaching and research facilities which compare very favourably with those of other institutions.
News & Events
University archaeologists uncover well-preserved remains on the River Usk
Community archaeology project at Cosmeston makes new discovery.
Archaeologists set to return to Caerleon in August 2011 to find out more about the newly discovered 'lost city' outside the fortress. Public tours every day and activities throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.
A new dating technique has given the first detailed picture of life in Stone Age Britain, more than 5000 years ago.
An archaeological project The Catacombs of Anubis has been awarded the Andante Travels Archaeological Award for 2011. Andante Travels is a British company specialising in archaeological tourism and owned by an archaeologist, and their award is designed to provide support for a project which has both archaeological significance and public appeal. The £2000 award presented to the project director is to be used to support the work of the project.
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Archaeology and in Conservation. As part of the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology & Religion, we collaborate closely with our colleagues in Ancient History, History and Welsh History and Religious Studies & Theology and we work with many other departments in other parts of the university.
Strong Cardiff traditions of teaching and research focus on fieldwork carried out on a global scale and laboratory analytical work at the cutting edge of archaeological science and conservation. Our trademarks are hands-on practical excellence and innovative interpretive research and publication.
We offer a range of commercial services. We have an established conservation practice providing professional artefact conservation and collections care advice for clients throughout the UK and beyond. Our archaeological draughtsmen can provide illustrations, plans and maps as well as layout and design publications and posters.
We pride ourselves in providing undergraduate degree courses in archaeology and conservation which are both comprehensive and flexible. We are able to offer a wide range of archaeological courses from cutting-edge theory, science and conservation practice through to excavation and illustration skills, and which cover a chronological range from the Mesolithic and Neolithic, through ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and the castles of the crusader period.
We offer a range of postgraduate taught courses at masters’ level, including MA schemes in Archaeology and MSc schemes in Conservation and Collections Care. We have a strong postgraduate research culture, and at any time have twenty to thirty students studying for their PhD degrees on topics which take them cross the UK, continental Europe and the Mediterranean. In their period- and culture-specific studies our postgraduate students are supported by our strong expertise and equipment base in bioarchaeology, materials science and conservation science. Find out more about our research.
Research in the Department includes major fieldwork projects in the UK and beyond, as well as internationally important projects dealing with material culture studies, bioarchaeology, ancient technologies, and archaeological conservation.
Research Projects and Links
Forthcoming Research Events