Mediterranean Archaeology research cluster
At Sheffield we have a long and distinguished history, spanning several decades, of archaeological research focusing on the Mediterranean. The region remains a key area for departmental research.
A wide variety of prominent Sheffield researchers are actively engaged in research in the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions, incorporating a variety of archaeological techniques and sub-disciplines. Members of academic staff also are involved in a number of fieldwork projects in the region.
Furthermore, we offer two relevant MA programmes at Sheffield, the MA Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean and the MA Aegean Archaeology.
MA Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean
Our postgraduate Masters course in the Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean offers a range of specialist modules on the diverse evidence for life in the Greek and Roman worlds. We emphasise the complementary strengths of textual, iconographic, and other material sources and the potential for harnessing modern field archaeology and archaeological science to problems arising in ancient history.
MA Aegean Archaeology
Our postgraduate Masters course in Aegean Archaeology offers a series of specialist modules on the archaeology of the Aegean and neighbouring regions, situated within a sophisticated and intellectually demanding theoretical context that encourages a diachronic perspective and broad range of approaches.
The Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at the University of Sheffield (MARCUS)
MARCUS brings together a concentration of research and teaching expertise that is unique within the UK. Ranging from archaic Greece to Renaissance Europe, MARCUS represents an array of disciplines, from history to biblical studies, from philosophy to languages, and from archaeology to music. MARCUS co-ordinates a regular seminar series and organises other events, both for specialists and for the interested public.
Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology
The concentration of Aegean research at Sheffield led to the University's support for the establishment in 1995 of the Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology and in January 2004 of a Chair in Aegean Archaeology. The Centre remains dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary environment for research in to all aspects of the archaeology of the Aegean.
Research Projects in the Mediterranean region
This project builds on more than a decade of survey and environmental research conducted by the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project and its aim is to investigate the nature of pre-Greek settlement as well as the early Greek settlement and its later development.
This archaeological project, directed by Maureen Carroll, has the in-depth exploration of the agricultural and industrial vicus at Puglia as its focus.
An FP7 project with the core objective of investigating the logic that rules the process of historical landscapes formation in relation to natural resources within a diachronic framework.
A web-orientated archaeological mapping and research project, founded by the late Prof. Andrew Sherratt.
Related books recently published by staff
U. Albarella and A. Trentacoste (eds.) 2011 Ethnozooarchaeology. The present and past of human-animal relationships. Oxford: Oxbow
M. Carroll and E.-J. Graham (eds.) 2014 Infant Health and Death in Roman Italy and Beyond. Portsmouth, R.I.: Journal of Roman Archaeology (Supplementary Vol. 96)
M. Carroll and J. Rempel (eds.) 2011 Living through the Dead. Burial and Commemoration in the Classical World. Oxford: Oxbow
P. Halstead 2014 Two Oxen Ahead: Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell
S. Sherratt, T.C. Wilkinson, and J. Bennet (eds.) 2011 Interweaving Worlds: Systemic Interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st Millennia BC. Oxford: Oxbow