Archaeology studies past human societies through their material remains
Archaeology is the study of the material evidence of the human past. This evidence can include:
- Monumental structures like the ceremonial statues and platforms of Easter Island
- Smaller portable artefacts such as pots and stone tools
- The buried foundations of structures and
- The remains of animals and plants used by ancient peoples
This research can contribute significantly to our knowledge of human origins, and the variety of societies and environments in the past.
We offer a range of stimulating archaeology papers that provide a unique perspective on early human colonisation and cultural change.
If you are interested in the study of existing peoples, with a global focus on all kinds of societies and all modes of living, then you may be interested in Social Anthropology.