The Centre for Archaeology, Technology and Cultural Heritage is a multi-disciplinary centre that brings together researchers from across the University of St Andrews. The Centre promotes research into all aspects of past human activity from across the globe, with the aim of making our research accessible to the widest audience as possible. The Centre brings together arts and sciences in order to investigate how humans have  been influenced by, and changed, their environment.

Latest news

Mediaeval St Andrews App wins further funding

August 22, 2014

The Mediaeval St Andrews App project, a collaboration between the Schools of History, Classics and Computer Science, has been awarded a University Teaching Development Award to help fund a key development phase.

British Archaeological Awards for Coastal Heritage Project

August 22, 2014

The St Andrews School of History is delighted to hear that SCAPE (Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion) has won two of five awards at the biennial British Archaeological Awards 2014.

In the media

First Impressions: discovering the earliest human footprints in Europe

August 22, 2014

Archaeologists including Dr Richard Bates have found the earliest human footprints known outside Africa, at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast.

Digitising cave art will prevent it being lost forever

April 13, 2014

A rescue mission is underway on the Scottish coast north of Edinburgh. Jonathan’s Cave, with its rare trove of 1500-year-old rock art, risks being flooded by the sea or buried in a landslide. But rather than fight the elements researchers have opted to save the cave by putting the whole thing on the internet.

Take a (Virtual) Tour of St.Andrew’s Cathedral in the year 1318

November 5, 2013

An Open Virtual Worlds project is allowing people in 2013 to go back nearly seven hundred years to explore one of Scotland’s most important medieval cathedrals.