Archaeology students shortlisted for awards for their Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience projects

The work of two Archaeology undergraduates was recognised at the SURE Showcase event.

The recent Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience Showcase highlighted the contribution of 120 undergraduate students from across the University to staff research projects during summer 2016. We are very proud that two Sheffield Archaeology students were shortlisted for prizes for their SURE projects.

Holly Rosevear, a third year BA Archaeology and History student, was shortlisted for two prizes: Best Poster Dissemination and Best International SURE Project. Holly Rosevear’s SURE project – ‘The handmade pottery of Sinop Kale’, working with Sue Sherratt – focussed on studying the handmade pottery from the Sinop Kale Excavation project.

Beth Watson, a third year student on the BA Classical and Historical Archaeology, was also shortlisted for the Best International SURE Project. Beth’s SURE project - ‘Understanding the Hellenistic fortification walls at ancient Sinope, Turkey’ – involved working with Jane Rempel to record and interpret the remains of the Hellenistic fortification wall in the Sinop Kale area.

Beth and Holly were part of the Sheffield Archaeology team at the Sinop Kale Excavations in the summer of 2016. This project focuses on the excavation of an early Greek settlement on the Turkish coast of the Black Sea.
Congratulations to Holly and Beth and all the students who participated in Archaeology SURE projects this past year.
Through paid six-week placements SURE offers our undergraduate students an opportunity to become directly involved in the research activity of the University, take part in active research projects in subject areas that are of special interest, and experience what it's like to work in partnership with academic staff or collaboratively in a research group.

Holly Rosevear

Beth Watson