Archeology at the University of Bordeaux: 1st in France and 16th in the world

At the beginning of 2017, the University of Bordeaux was ranked first in France and 16th in the world (3rd in France and 43rd in the world in 2016) in the field of archeology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. This ranking, based on academic recognition, the reputation of the employer and the impact of its research, testifies to the relevance and quality of the University of Bordeaux’s “excellence research program” in archeological sciences, run in close collaboration with the University of Bordeaux Montaigne through the LaScArBx. It may be explained by the diversity of research fields, structured around three themes: settlements and territories; exploitation, innovation, exchange; expressions of the symbolic and spaces of memory.  The high ranking may also be explained by the concentration of cutting-edge equipment: a paleogenetics technological platform; equipment for dating and analysis of archeological materials; a 3D technological platform dedicated to virtual reality.