Archaeology and Heritage

An engagement with the past and with archaeology opens up a fuller understanding of modern life. Archaeology and cultural heritage studies are flourishing around the world and there is increasing awareness of the global significance of Japanese archaeology. The Institute is creating a distinctive approach to our study of and engagement with the past, using the richness of Japanese archaeology to inspire innovative research collaborations that will make an impact far beyond the Japanese archipelago.

Centre for Archaeology and Heritage

The Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute was established in 2011 to develop and deliver research projects in Japanese archaeology and cultural heritage. The Centre is currently the only organisation with such a focus in Europe.