File: Department of Archaeology

  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/7/978
  • Dates of Creation
      1971-1987
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

The Department was officially created in 1981, splitting from History, but it had operated as quasi-department since the appointment of Barri Jones (1936-1999) as professor in 1971. Archaeology merged with Art History in the 1990s.The file includes details of recruiting staff from other universities in late 1980s in wake of cutbacks; the Department's views on in Department of the Environment Regional Committee for Rescue Archaeology; the development of industrial archaeology as an academic subject, and a research profile of the Department from 1985 which describes its work to date.

Former reference: 1113

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