About us

Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester is home to a world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, 74% of our research activity, including 100% of our Research Environment, was classed as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', ranking us 6th out of universities that teach Archaeology in the UK. We are also ranked 1st for the public impact of our research.

Our laboratories

We have a set of well-equipped laboratories for in-house scientific archaeology teaching and research, including dedicated labs for bones, osteology research, ceramics, X-ray and more.

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The Bulletin

Download and read the Bulletin, which details the varied activities and research undertaken by our staff and students in Archaeology and Ancient History.

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Contact us

Browse our contact information and get in touch with us by telephone, email or in person, and find us on social media.

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Our commitment to Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a charter scheme seeking to address issues of gender inequality in higher education.

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