The School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology brings together thirty academics with support staff. It provides an interdisciplinary centre for the study of natural processes and human societies. We examine different time periods – from a million years ago to the present day. Our researchers work in many parts of the world – from Asia to America, and Ireland to Iceland. The broad range of studies extend from colonialism to climate change, from radiocarbon to reconciliation, from human bones to human societies.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), over 6o% of the School’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.
Archaeology (2016) and Geography (2013 and 2014) at Queen’s were both ranked in the World Top 100 in the QS Rankings.
Our focus on research
Leading research centres
14C CHRONO Centre is a radiocarbon dating laboratory with more than three decades of experience addressing the biggest problems facing the carbon-dating community. The Centre for Canadian Studies works across disciplines, connecting research in Canada to broader international research agendas.