Taphonomic Research in Anthropology: Centre for Experimental Studies (TRACES)

TRACES research site offers a 13 acre research site of rough grassland surrounded by a native woodland border.

TRACES has a large indoor storage area and work space, ideal for experimental set-up. This area is also used for the storage of an extensive range of experimental equipment as well as machinery to help us in the field, such as a tractor, trailer and excavator. The area has changing and hand wash facilities and adjacent to this is an outdoor wash and disinfection facility to enable us to comply with robust bio-security arrangements.

Our teaching and seminar room is a short walk away from the field site. This is use for our MSc courses and for delegates attending short courses. In an adjacent building is an office for TRACES staff and researchers.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Tractor; Trailer; Topper; Excavator attachment; Link box; Pig cages x50; Fuel – Diesel and petrol; Workshop equipment; Hand excavation equipment; Knives/saws; PPE; Entomology equipment


8.00am - 5.00pm

General enquiry