Archaeology students win awards for their Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience projects

Two Archaeology undergraduates have won awards for their participation in the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience scheme.

David Inglis, a third year BA Prehistoric Archaeology student, was awarded the Best International SURE Project for his project, which involved conducting geoarchaeological sampling and analysis as part of the international excavations of a Bronze Age neighbourhood of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete.

David's project was supervised by Dr Gianna Ayala, a co-director of the Unexplored Knossos: Gypsades project.

Tracy Platts, a fourth year part-time student on the BA Archaeology, was Highly Commended for the dissemination of her SURE project, which focused on evaluating animal teeth from the excavations at Knossos for dental microwear analysis.

Tracy worked on her project, which was part of a larger project investigating the diet and management of ancient cattle, with Professor Paul Halstead and Sheffield PhD student Lucy Lawrence.

Congratulations to Tracy and David and all the Archaeology students who participated in the SURE programme last 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.

David Inglis, winner of the SURE 2015 award for Best International Project, with his supervisor, Gia

Tracy Platts, Highly Commended for the dissemination of her SURE 2015 project