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The department has a range of expertise and active interest in specialisms that include European prehistory, Roman and Classical archaeology, Medieval Europe, Mediterranean archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Museums, Conservation, and Heritage, Arabian archaeology, and the archaeology of Egypt, the Near East, and South Asia.  

In 2019 alone, we secured over £2m of research funding from national and international funders to undertake research on an exciting range of projects around the world.  

Recent projects of note include our work to understand how best to protect endangered archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa, our large-scale excavation around Auckland Castle, and our work to understand the lives and legacy of the Scottish soldiers discovered near Durham Cathedral and Castle.  

All of our current projects, along with contact details for their investigators, are listed on these pages.