Sheffield Archaeology field course in Castleton and Beauchief

Our first year undergraduates took part in their field course as part of the module Revealing the Past.

They spent two weeks in May excavating at Castleton in the Peak District and on the grounds of Beauchief Abbey in southern Sheffield.

On the field course our students gain an in-depth practical experience of archaeological field work, including excavation techniques, survey, recording and analysis and interpretation of archaeological materials and deposits.

These projects are designed to increase our understanding of Sheffield and the Hope Valley during the medieval period. Beauchief is the site of a Premonstratensian Abbey founded in the 12th century. The students participated in excavations designed to identify the limits of the early Abbey precinct.

The Castleton project began with an investigation of the site of the medieval hospital of St. Mary in the Peak, which lies just outside Castleton in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire. This year our students worked alongside members of local community groups to further explore the medieval hospital site and to investigate the extent of the medieval settlement at Castleton.

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/fieldwork/castleton

Revealing the Past Archaeology

Revealing the Past Archaeology

Revealing the Past Archaeology