Sheffield Archaeology in the news! 2015-16 recap

This summer we’re taking the opportunity to look back at the past year and reflect on what we’ve achieved. This week, a look at Sheffield Archaeology stories that made the news.

Mystery in the Marsh

Dr Hugh Willmott and Sheffield Archaeology students were involved in uncovering a newly discovered Anglo-Saxon island in Lincolnshire, sparking a Current Archaeology paper and lots of international press.

Imperial wine-making in Roman Italy

Professor Maureen Carroll’s Current World Archaeology paper discussing the latest evidence for wine production on the Roman imperial estate that she has been excavating at Vagnari, southern Italy, also sparked media interest.

St Patrick's Chapel Excavation Project

Dr Katie Hemer’s collaborative St Patrick’s Chapel Excavation Project makes national news.

Studying the Past to Understand the Future

Sheffield Archaeology is recognised in India for our longstanding commitment to integrating science- and humanities-based approaches to understanding the human past!

Exploring the English Civil War in Newark

Dr Hugh Willmott and Dr Rachel Askew discussed their work on the Newark Civil War Project with the University of Sheffield's research impact magazine Discover.

Dig It! 2016: The Firth Park Bandstand Archaeology Project

Dr Katherine Fennelly’s community-engaged project in northern Sheffield made the front page and was praised as ‘Good work happening in Sheffield neighbourhood’ by the Sheffield Telegraph.

Skull repatriation

The University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology helps Museums Sheffield trace the origin of a skull that was donated to Weston Park Museum in 1929.

Sheffield Archaeology commemorates centenary of the Somme at Redmires

July 1st saw the 100th anniversary of the infamous day when the Sheffield City Battalion and Accrington Pals were wiped out in 10 horrific minutes as they assaulted the heavily defended village of Serre, on first day of the Battle of the Somme.