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    Archaeology Student Photo Competition Autumn 2016

    Sheffield Archaeology students submitted photos in three categories for our recent photo competition. Here are the category winners, as well as the overall competition winner, selected by our jury, including professional photographers.

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    Undergraduate fieldwork bursaries 2016 - Benjamin Radford at Vagnari, Italy

    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 Benjamin Radford, writes about his experience excavating with the Sheffield Archaeology project at Vagnari, southern Italy.

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    Little Carlton nominated for Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year 2017

    The ninth annual Current Archaeology awards celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this year, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.
    Hugh Willmott and Pete Townend from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with the Portable Antiquity Scheme, have been nominated for Research Project of the Year for their discovery of one of the most important high-status settlements found in Lincolnshire , bringing an early medieval marsh-island community to light once more.

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    Sheffield Castle: community heritage at the heart of the city

    The Castlegate project sees the University of Sheffield’s Engaged University Project working with Sheffield City Council and local community groups to generate a mix of imagined spaces, practical solutions and real projects to inspire the transformation of Castlegate area of the city.

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    Undergraduate fieldwork bursaries 2016 - David Inglis and the Roman Road Project

    The Department of Archaeology offers its undergraduate students fieldwork bursaries to help fund their participation in archaeological fieldwork or work experience within the heritage sector. Successful applicants report back to the department about their experience. In his own words, David Inglis, who graduated with a BA Prehistoric Archaeology in July and is now studying on our MA Landscape Archaeology programme, writes about his experiences directing an excavation for the Roman Road Project.

  • Black Death Mass Grave at Thornton Abbey

    A medieval Black Death mass grave has been discovered at Thornton Abbey.

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    Undergraduate Fieldwork Bursaries 2016

    David Inglis and the Roman Road Project

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    Postgraduate funding opportunities with Sheffield Archaeology

    A range of funding schemes for Masters and PhD students are now open for 2017-18.

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    The Andrew Sherratt Fund 2017

    This year’s Andrew Sherratt Fund is now open for applications. Students working at Masters or PhD level in the field of Old World Prehistory, from any academic institution in the World, are invited to apply.

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    Centre for the Archaeology of Childhood is launched at Sheffield University

    Thanks to funding from the Pamela Staunton Bequest, Sheffield University Archaeology Department has launched a new Research Centre.

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    A Viking Camp and the 'nameless dead'

    Last week saw the publication of papers on two major collaborative research projects in which staff and students in the department have been involved in recent years.

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    Sheffield Archaeology launches its Strategic Board

    The Department of Archaeology Strategic Board met for its first official meeting earlier this week. Our Strategic Board is designed to provide an annual forum for strategic discussion between the Department and key external organisations in professional archaeology and allied fields.

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    950 years on from the Norman conquest

    Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and MSc student Allie Taylor from the University of Sheffield are members of a multi-scalar research team investigating the city of Oxford as a cultural cross-roads between north and south in the early medieval period.

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    Sheffield Archaeology welcomes our new PhD students

    The Deparment of Archaeology are delighted to welcome our new crop of PhD students.

    Alongside our current PhD students, the subject areas covered by our new students emphasises the broad range of research interests represented within the department.

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    Roman Imperial Estate at Vagnari, University of Sheffield Excavations 2016

    Since 2012, the University of Sheffield has been conducting excavations in the settlement (vicus) on the Roman imperial estate, the economic and administrative core of the estate. A wide range of cereal crops were grown and processed on the estate, and specialist industries practiced by the resident manpower included iron-working, lead processing, and the tile-making, with a peak in production in the 2nd century A.D.