Sheffield Archaeology presents Community Archaeology Projects Exhibition

Archaeology undergraduates and community groups work together to present their research about Sheffield's past

University of Sheffield students engaged in archaeology research projects in collaboration with local community groups, as part of their coursework for a second-year module, Archaeology Matters. The students were tasked with working collaboratively with three Sheffield-based groups, each with a specific focus on a local site. The three groups were the Friends of Parkwood Springs, Parkwood Springs Resident's Group, and the Friends of Burngreave Cemetery. Through the development and execution of research and archaeological fieldwork, students and community groups worked together to better understand one aspect of their respective sites, all of which dated to the nineteenth and twentieth century industrial period. Students engaged in geophysical survey and standing building survey, and presented their results at an exhibition on the 11th of May 2016. The exhibition was attended by representatives from each community group, an affiliated local history group based at Parkwood Academy, students at the University of Sheffield, and members of academic staff.

More on Archaeology Matters: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/undergraduate/archaeology-matters

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