Archaeological Science Network

Manchester's Science Network focuses on scientific archaeology and is dispersed across many units and faculties at The University of Manchester.

The Manchester Archaeological Science Network provides a focus within which multi-disciplinary research can be supported and inter-faculty discourse promoted within a new research community.

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Our expertise is diverse, and spans:

  • archaeological materials analysis;
  • biomolecular archaeology;
  • environmental analysis;
  • geoarchaeology.

There are clusters of researchers working in scientific archaeology in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. 


  • Be a multi-disciplinary area of research both within the university and to the wider academic world.
  • Facilitate inter-school and inter-faculty collaboration, on research projects and postgraduate study.
  • Generate new grant proposals, provide research outcomes and increased grant income.
  • Maximise the potential for scientific archaeological research within The University.
  • Promote dialogue amongst academics in diverse schools through regular meetings, seminars and lectures.
  • Provide a new forum for discussion of new results and techniques within Manchester.