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    Landscape Archaeology PhD Opportunity

    The Department of Archaeology is pleased to announce a new funded PhD opportunity in the department related to our Landscape Archaeology research.

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    Undergraduate Fieldwork bursaries 2015 - James Danter at Rufford Abbey and Thornton Abbey

    At the Department of Archaeology we offer our undergraduate students fieldwork bursaries to help fund their participation in archaeological fieldwork or work experience within the heritage sector. These present fantastic opportunities for our students to develop their skills and to enhance their CV. Successful applicants report back to the department about their experience. Here, BA Archaeology student James Danter speaks on his fieldwork at Rufford Abbey (run by Lincolnshire County Council) and Thornton Abbey (run by University of Sheffield).

  • Sinop Kale Excavations launched in Turkey

    In the summer of 2015, Jane Rempel and Sue Sherratt began their collaboration in the Sinop Kale Excavations, an exciting new archaeological project in the heart of the ancient city of Sinop on the north coast of Turkey. This project, directed by Owen Doonan (California State University Northridge), builds on more than a decade of survey and environmental research conducted by the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project and its aim is to investigate the nature of pre-Greek settlement as well as the early Greek settlement and its later development.

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    Undergraduate Fieldwork bursaries 2015 - Tom Maltas at Knossos on Crete

    At the Department of Archaeology we offer our undergraduate students fieldwork bursaries to help fund their participation in archaeological fieldwork or work experience within the heritage sector. These present fantastic opportunities for our students to develop their skills and to enhance their CV. Successful applicants report back to the department about their experience. In the first of a series of reports, BSc Archaeology student Tom Maltas speaks about his fieldwork on Crete around the Bronze Age site of Knossos.

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    St David’s hosts showcase event for the St Patrick’s Chapel Excavation Project

    Following the excavation of St Patrick’s Chapel, Pembrokeshire in May 2015 and the Project’s exhibition in St David’s Cathedral throughout August and September, St David’s in Pembrokeshire played host once again, this time to the St Patrick’s Chapel Excavation Project Showcase Event which took place in the city on the 26th September.

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    Making wine for the Roman emperor

    This summer Prof. Maureen Carroll and a team of specialists and students explored the archaeological remains of a rural estate at Vagnari in Puglia (ancient Apulia) in south-east Italy which generated revenues for the Roman emperors from the early first century A.D. The Sheffield project began in 2012, and will continue in the coming years.

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    Sheffield Archaeology student short-listed for Prehistoric Society prize

    Sheffield Archaeology student Matt Lester has been short-listed for the prestigious Prehistoric Society prize for best undergraduate dissertation. His dissertation was supervised by Roger Doonan. Having completed his undergraduate studies, Matt has now moved onto study MSc Archaeological Materials with us. We wish Matt all the best of luck for the awards ceremony at the Antiquaries Society on 28th October and with his continuing studies.

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    Ongoing success for archaeology short courses

    The Department of Archaeology runs a range of short-courses open to the public and academics alike on specialisms within archaeology. This September saw the tenth edition of the Understanding Zooarchaeology short course, which was joined by the first running of the collaborative short course Exploring Palaeoenviroments.

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    Sheffield archaeologist unravel​s​ mystery of mummification

    First study to indicate that mummification may have been widely practised throughout Bronze Age Britain

    Archaeologists use microscopic bone analysis to compare British skeletons with known mummies

    Research paves the way for discovery of other ancient civilisations that mummified their dead

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    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.

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    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.