We’ve moved!

Starting from September 11, the Department of Archaeology has its new home in the facilities in the Minalloy House on Regent Street and in 40 Leavygreave Road, at the heart of heart of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities campus.

Staff offices are now located in Minalloy House, including space for our PhD students and postdoctoral research team. This is now home for the majority of our staff and the hub of our areas of expertise and research strength, including Prehistoric Europe, Classical Antiquity, and Medieval and Post-Medieval Britain as well as landscape, funerary and Mediterranean archaeology.

Minalloy House is around the corner from our newly created laboratory space in 40 Leavygreave Road, which includes a whole suite of teaching and research facilities designed specifically to support our specialisms in zooarchaeology, human osteology and biological anthropology, palaeoanthropology, materials science, archaeobotany, environmental archaeology and materials science.

Our new lab space has already been used last week as the venue of our zooarchaeology short course


For our taught students, 40 Leavygreave Road will be their departmental home – a place to find administrative support and to take laboratory-based classes in our bespoke teaching labs. And, of course, they will make use of our exceptional teaching collections! A stone’s throw away are new state of the art teaching spaces in the Diamond, Jessop West and 38 Mappin Street.

This is an incredibly exciting time for the department, its staff and students. From the Autumn, we will be at the heart of the campus, with our teaching delivered in state of the art University lecture theatres and seminar rooms. Our students will experience the very best in archaeological science teaching and research through our new laboratories, provisioned to meet the requirements of our internationally renowned team of archaeological scientists.

Professor Dawn Headley, head of Department