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.

Experimental Archaeology at Sheffield

This semester our final year Undergraduates and Masters students have been working with Yvette Marks, from Doncaster Museum, to construct an iron bloomery furnace!

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Woodland Heritage Festival returns for its 5th anniversary!

The University of Sheffield Heritage Festival returns to the J G Graves Discovery Centre for its fifth birthday this year. On the 12th May 2019, the woodland will play host to lots of activities for families and adults alike!

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'Pan-British' feasting around Stonehenge

Archaeologists, including Sheffield's Umberto Albarella, have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain – with people and animals travelling hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals.

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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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