Society of American Archaeology Annual Meeting: Washington D.C.

11 - 15 April 2018

Image of departmental pop up bannerStaff and students from the Archaeology Department at the University of Sheffield will be attending North America’s premier Archaeology conference, the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, which this year will be held in Washington D.C. from 11 to 15 April.

Sheffield Archaeology Department will be at booth 600 in the exhibit hall throughout the conference.  Come along and visit us in the exhibit hall to learn more about our world-leading research, our extensive fieldwork opportunities and public engagement activities or to discuss our innovative postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes. 

Find out why we are the University voted number one in the UK for student experience and the Department with consistently high student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.


Join us in Washington and talk to our staff and students


Dawn Hadley

Dawn Hadley photo

Dawn Hadley, a specialist in Anglo-Saxon and medieval England, is co-chairing a session on 'The Archaeology of Childcare' (Sponsored by Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past) on the afternoon of Thursday 12 April.

Jane Rempel

Jane Rempel

Jane Rempel, who specialises in ancient Greek archaeology in the Black Sea region, will be running the Sheffield stand in the exhibitors' hall.

If you are interested in postgraduate study or postdoctoral opportunities with us, please stop by and see us at our booth in the exhibition hall. Even better, contact Jane (j.rempel@sheffield.ac.uk) to arrange a time to meet and find out more about studying and researching Archaeology at Sheffield.

Katie Hemer

Katie HemerKatie Hemer, who specialises in bioarchaeology and early medieval England, is presenting in the 'The Archaeology of Childcare' session on the afternoon of Thursday 12 April, which has been organised by Prof. Dawn Hadley and Dr. Sian Halcrow. Katie's talk will feature research into the care of children in early medieval Wales from the study of human skeletal remains and the burial record.

Katie is also the department's Undergraduate Admissions Tutor so if you are interested in studying a UG programme in archaeology at Sheffield, you are invited to email Katie (K.hemer@sheffield.ac.uk) beforehand to arrange to either meet or Skype with her during the conference.

Taylor Ogle

Taylor Ogle

Taylor Ogle, an Undergraduate student from the United States who is currently studying Archaeology in Sheffield wll be on the stand in the exhibitors' hall.  If you would like to hear about a student perspective of studying at Sheffield, please come along and speak to Taylor.

Roger Doonan

Roger DoonanRoger Doonan, who specialises in archaeometallurgy and experimental archaeology, is participating in an 'Experimental Archaeology' session on the afternoon of Thursday 12 April and co-convening a forum on 'Archaeology, Sustainability, and Energy' on the morning of Sunday 15 April.

Charlotte Waller-Cotterhill

Charlotte Waller-Cotterhill

Charlotte Waller-Cotterhill, a PhD student working prosthesis use in the the 19th century, is presenting in the 'The Archaeology of Childcare' session on the afternoon of Thursday 12 April.

Sarah Poniros

Sarah PonirosSarah, a PhD student, will be presenting a poster proposing a change to the way craniometrics are used on archaeological populations.

Marion Shiner

Marion ShinerMarion Shiner, a PhD student working on non-adult burials in Wales and Ireland during the first millennium AD, is presenting in the 'The Archaeology of Childcare' session on the afternoon of Thursday 12 April.

John Barrett

John Barrett, an emeritus professor in the department and expert on archaeological theory and European prehistory, is a discussant in a forum on 'Archaeology, Sustainability, and Energy' on the morning of Sunday 15 April.

Yvette Marks

Yvette Marks, a PhD student working on the inception and transmission of metallurgy, has organised and will present a paper in a session on 'Experimental Archaeology' on on the afternoon of Thursday 12 April.



For further information about the SAA meeting and to register, please visit the SAA website.

Theresa Nelson

Theresa Nelson, a PhD student working on modelling energy expenditure in ancient societies, is co-convening a forum on 'Archaeology, Sustainability, and Energy' on the morning of Sunday 15 April.


Thinking about studying Archaeology at Sheffield?



We’d love to talk to you in person at the SAA Annual Meeting about our three-year undergraduate degrees, one-year Masters or our PhD programmes.  Alternatively, if you would like to Skype with us during the conference, please email Jane Rempel (j.rempel@sheffield.ac.uk) to make an appointment.

At Sheffield you’ll discover innovative and research-led teaching in a climate of academic excellence and world-class research. With collaborative research ties across the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, ours is a truly international study environment and Sheffield is a fantastic place to be an international student.  View the videos to explore some of our recent overseas student stories and find out about the funding opportunities available for international students.

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Sheffield Archaeology alumni

If you have already studied Archaeology at Sheffield, please come along to our Booth, number 600, at the conference as we’d be delighted to catch up with you in Washington, and hear all about what you’ve been doing since graduation. 

Alternatively, please catch up with us at our evening event - details TBC here soon.


Join us this year in Washington

We hope you will join us at the SAA.  For further information about the meeting at to register, please visit the SAA website

If you are planning to visit us at our stall, there’s no need to make an appointment to see us - please feel free to just drop by our Booth, number 600. However, if you would like to discuss something at length or to meet with a particular member of staff, please email Jane Rempel (j.rempel@sheffield.ac.uk) to let us know and we will be very pleased to offer you an appointment.