The University of Sheffield
Department of Archaeology

Subjects/methods: Experimental Archaeology

Experimental approaches are amongst the most direct and ‘hand-on’ ways by which archaeologists develop an engagement and deeper understanding of archaeological evidence. By replicating processes such as ancient craft production, transportation and building construction, and site formation processes (the deposition of materials and the changes that take place in the burial environment) researchers develop new insights into the processes by which materials are transformed as well as challenging the theoretical frameworks that underpin the study of the past. Sheffield is the ideal place to undertake research and advanced training in experimental archaeology, as our staff have considerable experience in this approach and there are well-equipped laboratories and established field resources to sustain experimental research.

Academic StaffExperimental Archaeology

Peter Day

Roger Doonan

Caroline Jackson

Research Training Programmes

MSc Experimental Archaeology