Investigate how we know what we know and why it matters.

Program Highlights

Discover excavation principles and techniques whilst practicing inquiry-based learning in archaeology workshops.
Gain a great understanding of mapping, measuring, artifact collection, cleaning, sorting, counting, and drawing of artifacts.
Learn the process of generating knowledge from remains of the past.
Develop ideas about global challenges based on archaeological objects and heritage
Explore academic pathways and career opportunities

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Session 1:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024


Oxford, UK
Oxford, UK

Course Overview

The world is faced with multiple challenges such as hunger, global warming, and safe cities. How can archaeology enable us to learn from the past to understand these challenges better and think about possible solutions? By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly think and act like archaeologists, by bringing to light new knowledge as the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts.

Meet your instructor

Shadreck Chirikure

Archaeology University of Oxford - School of Archaeology Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, Director of RLAHA, British Academy Global Professor

Professor Shadreck Chirikure is an archaeological scientist who applies techniques from the hard sciences to study ancient materials and technologies.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-on Learning

Take part in workshops and enjoy excursions to Stonehenge, Bath, the Ashmolean Museum, and more!


Real World Insights

Students will have the opportunity to meet distinguished speakers and leading scholars for interactive lectures within the University of Oxford's archaeology laboratories.

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