Social Archaeology Research Group

Stamp-decorated pottery identifiable as an Ipswich-ware pitcher dating to the 8th-9th centuries ADThe common focus of our research is on studies of individual and group identity in the past. The group brings together a variety of diachronic perspectives on social relations and interactions between the social, built and natural environments. We cover the archaeology of later prehistoric, Roman and medieval archaeology. Researchers in SOARG utilise a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches to explore and integrate the archaeology of these different periods and regions, both in the field and from the desktop.

Key areas

  • Prehistoric Landscapes
  • Social complexity and inequality
  • Historic settlement, urban & rural
  • Religious Landscapes
  • Gender, the Body & Material Culture
  • Diaspora and Colonisation
  • Human-animal-environment Relationships


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See also

  • Postgraduate research opportunities


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