Graduate Archaeology at Oxford

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GAO is a student-led organization for graduate students in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, and Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford.

GAO organises workshops for graduate students as part of the program for the development of graduate skills. These courses have the purpose of enriching our skills in subsidiary disciplines of archaeology. The courses aim to give students the necessary practical skills to be more versatile in the field as well as in their future professional careers.

As part of their commitment to promote the exchange of ideas between the various fields of archaeology, they organise a yearly postgraduate conference. 

If you wish to get in touch with any of the members of the committee, you can find our individual email addresses via the link below, or simply send an email to


Training sessions for tutorials will take place during Hilary Term, the date tbd. If you have any questions about the training session, please email our Grad Teaching Coordinator at


Graduate Skills Seminars

What are the graduate skills seminars?

The graduate skills seminars are usually held on Thursday afternoons during academic terms. They provide an opportunity for post-graduate students from all areas of archaeology to get specialist insight into a wide range of topics of personal or professional interest. 

Previous seminars have included:
Photographing Small Finds in Archaeology
Lithic Analysis and Stone Tools
Introduction to Statistics for Archaeology
Introduction to MapInfo – Mapping Software in Archaeology
Human Remains
Archaeological Drawing
Managing Fieldwork Expeditions
Call for Ideas
Do you have an idea for a topic you’d like to learn about? We’re always looking for new ideas for seminar topics that might be of interest to post-graduate students. If you have any ideas, please email Jordan at

GAO Store

The GAO has opened a store! If you are looking to display your archaeological pride or want a nice gift for family or friends, please have a look! We have a range of useful items, from t-shirts to jackets, bags to water bottles, all with the GAO logo. You can find it at:

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