Centre of Archaeology

Looking to the past to build our future

Based at Staffordshire University, the Centre of Archaeology is committed to providing unparalleled support, expertise and consultancy on a wide variety of archaeological projects. Our highly dedicated and professional team offers a diverse range of skills and experience to allow the successful completion of archaeological projects ranging from long-term research programmes through to commercial, development-led ventures and short-term forensic police consultancy.

Our commercial services team is supported by management staff with 15 years of relevant experience in completing archaeological projects. We can offer advice and fee quotations on archaeology requirements within the planning process including desk-based assessments, evaluations, excavations, geophysical and topographical surveys, and GIS based analysis. Our research team strives to enhance archaeological field practice and is currently undertaking pioneering work in the fields of Holocaust Archaeology and forensic approaches to buried remains.

Utilising our position within Staffordshire University, the Centre of Archaeology actively promotes the historic environment through outreach, community engagement, and lecture series. We also offer a range of archaeological short courses and training projects suitable for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to students, police forces, organisations and individuals. 

Kevin Colls has been managing the excavation of William Shakespeare's last house, New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare died in the house in 1616.


Kevin Colls
Archaeological Project Manager
Centre of Archaeology
Department of Humanities and Performing Arts
Staffordshire University
L214, Flaxman Building

Web: www.staffs.ac.uk/archaeology
t: +44 (0)1782 294037
e: Kevin.colls@staffs.ac.uk