Archaeology: Oxford & Cambridge Interview Questions

  • Where do you think the Elgin Marbles should be London or Athens? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • How does studying History link with Archaeology? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • What is the role of archaeologists and museums? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Would Moussolini have been interested in archaeology? (Oxford interview, Archaeology and Anthropology, The Student Room)
  • Name a scientist that has influenced you? (Oxford interview, Archaeology and Anthropology, The Student Room)
  • How do you think that the pagan/Christian differences shown in the archaeology of Avebury relate to that of the Sutton Hoo ship burial?  (Cambridge interview, Archaeology and Antropology, The Student Room)
  •  Is humanity destined to repeat the mistakes of history? (Cambridge Interview, Classical archaeology and ancient history, The Student Room) 
  • Why do humans have cultures? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How would you explain human culture to an alien visiting earth? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • If you had £500,000 to find out more about the origins of language, how would you spend it? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What are the differences between Neanderthals and Homo-Sapiens? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What is the significance of ceramics in present society? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How would you define an archaeological layer? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How would you conduct research on Aboriginal people in Australia? (Archaeology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How would you bring a population out of poverty? (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Describe your school from an anthropological perspective (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What are your views on nature vs. nurture? (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How important is social interaction in language acquisition? (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How would you eradicate gender inequalities in society? (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Are sociological theories just evaluations of one another or can they stand alone? (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
  • If you were an anthropologist what aspects of British society would you study? (Anthropology, Oxford Interview Questions)
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