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.

Come find out what Sheffield Archaeology is all about!

Join us for one of our University Open Days this summer or early autumn. Find out more about our Undergraduate programmes, fieldwork opportunities, career choices with Archaeology. Have fun in a hands-on session and talk to some of our current students and staff

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Digging at Thornton

Find out what it's like to excavate a plague pit

A recent Sheffield PhD student, Alyx Mattison, talks about her experience excavating a medieval mass burial at Thornton Abbey

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PhD student funding successes!

We are pleased to congratulate the Archaeology students who have succeeded in securing funding for their PhD research.

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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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