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  • Idoia Grau-Sologestoa (left), Alessandro Quercia and Chiara Corbino at the start of the EAA

    European Association of Archaeologists

    The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) recently held their 2015 annual meeting at the University of Glasgow. The EAAs are one of the highlights of the year for research archaeologists, attracting a large and diverse international audience. As is normal, this year Sheffield's Department of Archaeology had a strong showing at the meeting.

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    Colleagues present at international conference on childhood in the past in Chicago, USA

    Between the 11th and 13th September 2015, the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past held its annual conference. Sheffield's Dr Katie A. Hemer and Professor Dawn Hadley from the department - both of whom specialise in the archaeology of childhood − attended this international forum in order to present their latest research.

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    New Post-Doctoral Research Position on Early Agriculture

    The Department of Archaeology is very pleased to announce a new funded research position focusing on early agriculture. We are looking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with a research interest in early crop agriculture and evolution, to complement our existing strengths in zooarchaeology, human osteology, and prehistory.

  • Archaeology department Bronze Award in Gender Equality Charter Mark

    Department of Archaeology achieves Bronze Award in Gender Equality Charter Mark

    Congratulations go to the Department of Archaeology gender quality charter mark panel​ for achieving a Bronze Award in the Equality Challenge Unit's Gender Equality Charter Mark.

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    Exploring the English Civil War in Newark - Discover magazine reports

    The department's Dr Hugh Willmott and Dr Rachel Askew has been discussing their work on the Newark Civil War Project with the University of Sheffield's research impact magazine Discover.

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    St Davids Cathedral Exhibition

    The St Patrick’s Chapel Excavation Project is a collaboration between the Department of Archaeology's Dr Katie Hemar and the Dyfed Archaeology Trust. The project focuses on the excavation and post-excavation analyses of an Early Medieval cemetery situated in sands dunes at Whitesands Bay (Pembrokeshire), now threatened by coastal erosion.

  • National Student Survey 2015 - Sheffield Archaeology tops the results

    National Student Survey 2015 - Sheffield Archaeology tops the results

    Nothing matters more to us here at Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology than what our students think of us. For that reason we pay very close attention to what our students say in the National Student Survey. The NSS is an annual event administered by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) and asks nearly half a million final year university students about their experiences on their course.

  • Burned barbed wire, found at Redmires Camp

    Home Front Legacy in South Yorkshire

    The University of Sheffield is collaborating with the Council for British Archaeology and other partners to host one of a series of regional conferences about the First World War. The aims of the conference, which will be held at the ​​Humanities Research Institute on 12th September 2015, are to showcase recent research in Yorkshire and to encourage more local groups to get involved.

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    Smashing! Taking experimental archaeology to sixth-form students

    Part-time Archaeology PhD student Yvette Marks led an experience day for sixth-form students in experimental archaeology at the Ecclesall Woodland Discovery Centre. The day was designed as an opportunity for sixth-formers to get hands-on experience of practical archaeological research, and to demonstrate the multidisciplinary nature of archaeology and material sciences.

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    Congratulations to the Class of 2015

    Once again graduation season is upon us. That special time of the year when the jubilation of success is mixed with the sadness of parting company. As a department we are phenomenally proud of all of our students, and of all the hard work they have put in to reach graduation day. We wish them all the best for the future.

  • Digs at Vagnari, Italy and Thornton Abbey, UK

    2015 Undergraduate Fieldwork Bursaries

    Every year the department provides a number of fieldwork bursaries for our undergraduate students. The bursaries enable students to gain experience in the heritage sector through participation in archaeological fieldwork.

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    2015 Woodland Heritage Festival

    Recently Sheffield Archaeology PhD student Courtenay Crichton​ led the organisation of the 2015 Woodland Heritage Festival. The festival was held at the Ecclesall Woodland Discovery centre in the south-west of Sheffield, and was set-up as part of the department's student-run outreach programme Archaeology in the City. Here you can read about her experience of running this fantastic event that attracted 1200 visitors over its two days in May.

  • Laura Sotos, runner up in the Three Minute Thesis Competition

    Laura Baiges-Sotos: runner-up in the University Three Minute Thesis competition

    The Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) is all about honing your public engagement and presentation skills. Competitors are given just three minutes to explain what their thesis is about to a non-expert audience, with disqualification if you go a second over the time limit.

  • Congratulations to Otis Gilbert

    Congratulations to Otis

    Well done to third-year BA Classical and Historical Archaeology student Otis Gilbert who has been awarded Best Students' Union Councillor in the Sheffield Students' Union Academic Awards.

  • Successful SURE applicants, Tracey Platts (centre), David Inglis (upper-right) and Bel Bowden

    Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience projects in Archaeology

    From uncovering Sheffield’s Classical past to exploring the Minoan palace at Knossos: Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience projects in Archaeology

    Each year the University sponsors a series of undergraduate student research projects through the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience scheme. Through paid six-week placements SURE offers our undergraduate students an opportunity to become directly involved in the research activity of the University, take part in active research projects in subject areas that are of special interest, and experience what it's like to work in partnership with academic staff or collaboratively in a research group.