Zooarchaeology Laboratory - Consultancy Bones in display cupboard

We undertake assessment and analysis of animal bone assemblages from most periods (Upper Palaeolithic to modern) and all areas of Britain and Europe. Our team of experienced zooarchaeologists offer a range of expertise including analysis of:

• Mammal, bird and fish bone
• Microfauna
• Marine molluscs
• Crustacea
• Insects

We have carried out consultancy work in collaboration with many organisations throughout the country, and are always keen to create closer links with archaeological units and other organisations involved in developers´ funded archaeology. In Sheffield we can provide the expertise, the enthusiasm, the facilities and the know-how to carry out consultancy work in zooarchaeology. Young researchers can develop their experience by working on developer- funded projects but they are closely supervised by more senior members of staff, who guarantee the quality and reliability of their work.

bird reference collection


At the Sheffield Zooarchaeology Lab we can offer:

• An extensive reference collection containing mammal, bird and fish remains.
• Dedicated zooarchaeological lab space.
• A large library of zooarchaeological literature.
• Competitive rates.

We would be delighted to discuss potential collaborations with archaeological organisations in need of zooarchaeological expertise. For further details and discussion of timing and costing of projects please contact Umberto Albarella.