Rather than working in discrete research clusters we cover a wide range of overlapping strands of research.
The unique character of Archaeology research at Manchester results from the combination of theoretical sophistication, a concern with the contemporary social and political context of the discipline, and a commitment to practical field and laboratory based investigations.
This makes our research culture unusually coherent, and as a result, rather than being divided into a series of mutually-exclusive research clusters, we have a set of overlapping themes.
The work of individual staff contributes to, but is not limited to, a number of these research themes:
- History, theory and practice of Archaeology (Melanie Giles, Julian Thomas)
- The archaeology of cultural identity (Ina Berg, Hannah Cobb)
- Landscape, monuments and architecture (Ina Berg, Stuart Campbell, Hannah Cobb, Melanie Giles, Julian Thomas)
- Technology and society (Ina Berg, Stuart Campbell, Elizabeth Healey)
- Death and the body (Stuart Campbell, Melanie Giles)
- Archaeological heritage and the contemporary significance of the past (Stuart Campbell, Hannah Cobb)