The University of Sheffield
Department of Archaeology

Subjects/methods: Zooarchaeology

Zooarchaeology involves the study of animal remains from archaeological sites and seeks to understand all aspects of human-animal interactions in the past, ranging from hunting strategies and carcass processing to animal husbandry and the processes of domestication and selective breeding. Sheffield has a long history of research in zooarchaeology and is home to one of the largest and most active zooarchaeology research teams in the UK.

Academic StaffZooarchaeology banner

Umberto Albarella

Paul Halstead

Other Staff

Hannah Russ

Sarah Viner

Research Training Programmes

MSc Osteoarchaeology

MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy

Research Centres and Laboratories

Zooarchaeology Laboratory