The School of Archaeology is an academic department of the University of Oxford comprising the Institute of Archaeology and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA), and is part of Oxford's Social Sciences Division.[1] The school was created in 2000 when the two existing departments were combined under this umbrella. Both sub-departments retain separate directors, who report to the head of the School of Archaeology, who is replaced every three years.

By custom, the head alternates between an academics based in each of the sub-departments. The current head of school is Amy Bogaard.[2] While Bogaard was due to be replaced in 2022, her term was extended by a year due to COVID-19.

Previous Heads of Department


  1. ^ "About the School". School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Professor Amy Bogaard". Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  3. ^ Hamerow, Helena (2014). Rural settlements and society in Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-872312-7. OCLC 892869154.
  4. ^ "Lee-Thorp, Prof. Julia Anne, (born 20 April 1951), Professor of Archaeological Science, 2010–19, now Emeritus and Head, School of Archaeology, 2016–19, University of Oxford, now Research Professor of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Science, Quaternary Research Centre; Fellow, St Cross College, Oxford". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U267093. ISBN 978-0-19-954088-4. Retrieved 5 January 2022.