Subjects/methods: Funerary Archaeology
Our research in funerary archaeology investigates human responses to death in societies around the world, both past and present. From the very earliest evidence for human burial practices in the Palaeolithic through to studies of medieval and post-medieval graveyards and commemorative practices, the University Sheffield has a long-standing and active research interest in past mortuary activity and the social role of funerary commemoration. The study of past funerary practices forms a core element of the MSc programme in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology, and there are several doctoral students pursuing research on this topic.
Research Training Programmes
University of Sheffield Death Group