Department of Archaeology

The Department is in Northgate House. The building is located in the West Street area, close to other central University facilities and central Sheffield.

Northgate House has a large, well-equipped lecture theatre and a seminar room, and contains a complex of laboratory facilities, offices, study and storage rooms.

IT facilities

In addition, all students can use the University's IT facilities, which include the St George's Complex on Mappin Street and the Information Commons. Find out much more at the webpages of computing services:


The University library has been collecting books, journals and other materials for over 100 years.  There are five libraries across the Campus, including the Information Commons which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The University Library also has access to an enormous range of electronic resources including many e-journals and database services. Find out more at

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The Department is well equipped with specialised research facilities, which include:

  • Environmental Laboratories
  • Bioarchaeology Wet Preparation Laboratory
  • Osteology Laboratories
  • Archaeomaterials Laboratory
  • Materials Sciences Microscope Laboratory
  • Furnace room
  • Glover Laboratory
  • Zooarchaeology Laboratory

Access to Other University research facilities

The Department has an atomic absorption spectroscopy system at the Department of Geography and has the use of Scanning Electron Microscopes (housed in the Sorby Centre) and of ICP, ICP-MS, XRF and XRD and EPMA facilities in the Earth Sciences department.

The department also works closely with the Medical School with access to dissection facilities, the Biomedical Sciences Scanning Electron Microscope, and their excellent specialist library for forensic medicine and pathology.