University of Reading

World-leading archaeology: making the past work for the present


By integrating humanities and science-based methodologies, Reading has achieved outstanding and sustained success in the research, teaching and practice of archaeology. This success is underpinned by its Silchester Field School, which pioneered the dissemination of excavation results in digital form. By giving all undergraduate students a strong grounding in field-based excavation techniques and practice, Silchester provides Reading with highly sought-after specialist expertise – used most notably to help law enforcement agencies with forensics and environmental reconstruction.