The Sheffield Castle Dig

Professor John Moreland from the University of Sheffield introduces Wessex Archaeology's new excavations on the site of Sheffield Castle, along with the Sheffield Archaeology students digging there.

A team of archaeologists from the University of Sheffield are involved in an exciting project to excavate the remains of Sheffield Castle. They hope to reveal its lost and colourful history; from highlighting its powerful position in the North of England to its use as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots.

But this is only the beginning. The excavations are central to a project to use archaeology to help regenerate the Castlegate part of the city.

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