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    Sheffield Archaeology staff and students present their research in Mexico

    This spring Sheffield Archaeology researchers attended the 42nd International Symposium in Archaeometry (ISA) in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, Mexico. This conference attracts participants from all over the world and hosted the most recent academic developments in archaeological science.

  • Dream digs, specialist courses and conferences worldwide with Petrie Watson Exhibitions funding

    Congratulations to this year’s Petrie Watson Exhibition recipients!

    Every year the Faculty of Arts and Humanities awards Petrie Watson Exhibition funding to current students. These awards, of up to £750, are intended to support students for projects which enhance or complement their programme of study. This year a bunch of Sheffield Archaeology students – undergraduates, masters and PhD – have been awarded funding to support their participation in excavations abroad, specialist courses and important conferences.

    Undergraduate recipients are Jayne Burland and Cindy Ventura. Cindy used her Petrie Watson award to present her undergraduate dissertation at the prestigious International Congress of Classical Archaeology in Bonn, Germany. Cindy’s dissertation focused on the particularly original topic in Classical Archaeology, namely the potential of dental microwear analysis to identify dietary and consequently social differentiations in Archaic to Roman Boeotia, central Greece.

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    2018 Undergraduate Fieldwork Bursaries

    Every year the department provides a number of fieldwork and placement bursaries for our undergraduate students. The bursaries enable students to gain experience in the heritage sector through participation in archaeological fieldwork or other related activities. We are very pleased to announce that this year seven of our students have received funding through the UG Fieldwork Bursary scheme.

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    Sheffield Archaeology goes Royal!

    During a recent royal visit to Greece, Professor John Bennet, currently Director of the British School at Athens, and Sheffield Archaeology alumna Marianna Vardinoyianni, met with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the BSA Knossos Research Centre.

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    Maternitas in Classical Antiquity

    A conference in celebration of the Sheffield Centre for the Archaeology of Childhood. On Thursday 17 May the British School at Rome will host an international conference
    ‘Maternitas in Classical Antiquity’, sponsored by the Department of Archaeology (University of Sheffield) and the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP).

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    Sheffield Archaeology awarded its second Athena SWAN Bronze Award

    The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to recognise Higher Education institutions' commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). The success of this initiative in subject areas where women were traditionally underrepresented, particularly among more senior roles, led to expansion to arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) in 2015.

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    Sheffield Archaeology shines at the SAAs

    Staff and students from the Archaeology Department at the University of Sheffield attended North America’s premier Archaeology conference, the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Washington, DC 11-15 April 2018.

  • Image Speaks 2018

    The Image Speaks 2018: Archaeology PhD students participate in a collaborative exhibition

    Two PhD students in the Department of Archaeology have participated in this year's The Image Speaks, a collaborative exhibition with photographer Andy Brown. Emily La Trobe-Bateman and Ian McAfee each worked with Andy Brown to document an aspect of their PhD research project. The Image Speaks is an annual project, organised by Amy Ryall, the External Engagement Projects Manager in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

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    Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World

    Maureen Carroll, Professor of Roman Archaeology at Sheffield, has published her latest book Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'. This Oxford University Press volume offers the first comprehensive study of infancy and earliest childhood in the Roman world, from conception and development in the womb to birth and milestone developments during the first year of life.

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    Funded PhD opportunity with Sheffield Archaeology: ‘Water takes land: interactive deep maps of England's lost villages’

    Congratulations to Dr Bob Johnston, who has been awarded a doctoral studentship to investigate the landscape histories and human stories connected with selected flooded valleys in Northern England. The successful student will be based in Sheffield Archaeology and co-supervised by Dr Debbie Maxwell from the University of York.

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    Undergraduate Fieldwork and Placement Bursaries 2018

    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.

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    Society of American Archaeology Annual Meeting: Washington, DC 11-15 April 2018!

    Staff 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 in Washington, DC 11-15 April 2018.

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    Undergraduate Opportunities in Archaeology through Workplace Learning Programme

    The workplace learning module is a great chance for third year undergraduate students to gain professional experience working with local and national heritage organisations. While undertaking their 15-day placements, the students produce reflective journals documenting their work. This then contributes to a final report that describes in detail how they have used the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and employability.

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    New publication by our research fellow Dr. Louise Iles

    A new open-access publication "Forging networks and mixing ores: rethinking the social landscapes of iron metallurgy" has just been published by Louise Iles, our Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

  • Welcome to Dr. Colin Duval

    The Department of Archaeology welcomes Dr. Colin Duval, who has been awarded the Fyssen Foundation fellowship. Colin is a French zooarchaeologist whose research focuses on economic transition between the Iron Age and the Roman period. His methodology applies classic and geometric morphometrics on teeth and bones to study changes and diversity in domestic mammals and bird morphology.