World Archaeology. Made in Sheffield.

We inspire students to explore and excel, through imaginative teaching and the world-leading research we conduct across the globe.

Dream digs, specialist courses and conferences worldwide

Congratulations to our students who have been awarded Petrie Watson Exhibitions to support their participation in excavations abroad, specialist courses and important conferences

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Studying Archaeology at Sheffield

Study with us and we’ll introduce you to the richness, difference and diversity of humanity from deep history to modernity, to the thrill of discovery, and to the pleasures of research

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We've moved!

Sheffield Archaeology is now housed in its bespoke new facilities in the heart of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities campus. Find out more about our new staff offices, laboratories and research facilities.

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No ordinary classroom

The range of teaching and learning styles we offer will help you develop the skills you need. You'll benefit from hands-on experience at locations like Thornton Abbey.

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Fieldwork at Thornton Abbey


Our research helps communities worldwide make sense of their heritage. Our research is global and cross-disciplinary.

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Students carrying out research

International and local partnerships

We collaborate globally to discover secrets of ancient civilisations. Roman Clothing and Identities is an international research project where specialists from seven European countries are examining the impact of clothing and dress on Roman society.

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