Department of Archaeology

Historical Archaeology @ Nottingham

Understanding our historic past through archaeology

Nottingham has a long tradition of working in the archaeology of historic periods and this continues today, with staff pursuing research projects across the Roman and Medieval periods, the latter encompassing also the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean. Although these are periods for which textual sources exist, coverage of many geographical areas and social groups is limited or wholly absent from documentary records. Archaeology thus has the opportunity to give a voice to “people without history”.


Reconstruction of Venta Icenorum in the 4th century (Danny Voisey).

Learn more about research projects in the Roman research cluster.

Medieval and later

Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology

Find out more about research projects in the medieval and Post-Medieval research cluster.


Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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