Antiquity Trust

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Established by Trust Deed in 1963, and amended in 2009, the charitable objectives of The Antiquity Trust (Charity no. 313229) are to promote archaeological research, education and learning by means of the continued publication of the learned periodical called Antiquity.

Our charitable activities meet these objectives through a focus on the journal with the donation of gratis subscriptions to selected academic institutions and award winning students and discounted subscriptions to enrolled students.

We also enhance the awareness of world archaeology through our sponsored plenary lecture at the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeological Group (TAG), the support of student placements within the journal’s Editorial Office at Durham, the award of the Antiquity and Ben Cullen Prizes and a number of other dissemination and engagement activities.


Robin Coningham (Chair) is UNESCO Professor of Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage at Durham University. His research interests include urbanisation in South Asia, early Buddhism and the genesis of Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea trade networks; and he works with UNESCO on sustainable pilgrimage and post-disaster heritage.

Graeme Barker is Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on the interplay between humans and their environments from the Palaeolithic through to agricultural societies. He was a joint winner of the 2005 Dan David Prize. 

Amy Bogaard is Professor of Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology in the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research interests centre on the ecology of ancient farming.

Barry Cunliffe is Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford. His research interests include the social and economic relationships between the Mediterranean world and Temperate Europe during the first millennia BC and AD. He was knighted in 2006, and was awarded the Grahame Clark Medal by the British Academy in 2004.

Roberta Gilchrist is Professor of Archaeology and Dean of Research at the University of Reading. Her research interests include medieval social archaeology and early Christianity, with a focus on gender and belief. She was the winner of the ‘Archaeologist of the Year 2016’, as voted by readers of Current Archaeology.

Anthony Harding is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter. He is a specialist on later European prehistory, especially the Bronze Age, and has conducted fieldwork in a number of European countries. His research interests include Bronze Age warfare, cross-continent interactions and networks, and the archaeology of salt.

Carl Heron is Director of Scientific Research at the British Museum. His research interests include the molecular and isotopic characterisation of organic residues and the history of the physical and natural sciences applied to the study of the past.

Martin Millett is Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Head of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include the relations between Roman and indigenous societies, and the investigation of both urban and rural landscapes in Britain and Italy.

Nicky Milner is Professor of Prehistory at the University of York. Her research interests focus on the Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods, and she specialises in wetland and coastal archaeology.

Stephanie Moser is Professor of Archaeology and Head of the Department at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on the construction of knowledge and ideas about the past. She has particular interests in the reception of the Egyptian past in the modern world.

Cameron Petrie is Reader in South Asian and Iranian Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include the rise and decline of social and economic complexity and state formation in South Asia and Iran.