Canterbury is one of the most significant historical and cultural centres in Britain. Canterbury Christ Church University is itself situated in a World Heritage site stretching from the Cathedral to the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey. So what better place to study archaeology?


Studying Archaeology

Our programmes integrate hands-on study with examination of the archaeological record from earliest prehistory through to the present day.

Find out more about studying archaeology



Our research covers a range of topics from the prehistoric origins of agriculture to ritual and religion in medieval Europe.

Find out more about our research


In the Field

Fully funded fieldwork placements and field trips are a key component of our archaeology programmes. Our collaborators help make them happen.

Find out more about our field trips


what our students say

Our archaeology programmes attract local, national, and international students. Each year they tell us how we’re doing and here’s what they think…

Hear what students think about our programme


Our News

Download our newsletter to keep in touch with what is happening in our department .

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Our Team

Find out more about the archaeology team. We have a range of research interests and are always keen to involve students in our work.

Meet our team


Stone Age for KS 2

Our Stone Age teaching resource for Key Stage 2 has been developed by experts in Stone Age archaeology and is available free of charge.

Find out more and access the material

Geophysical Equipment for Hire

We have a Bartington Grad601 Gradiometer system which is available to hire for a daily rate (discounts are available for extended hire periods). We can also arrange bespoke training in the use of the equipment and software.

For further information email Andy Seaman


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