The University of Sheffield
Department of Archaeology

Dr Gareth PerryGareth Perry

Laboratory and Technical Supervisor

BEng(Hons), PGCE, MA, PhD

Email Address:

Telephone: 0114 222 2298

Room G15, Department of Archaeology, Northgate House, West Street, S1 4ET


I originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Manchester. After completing a PGCE in secondary school science teaching I spent a number of years teaching physics. I arrived at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, in 2007 when I enrolled on the Material Culture Studies MA. Here I completed my PhD and progressed to my current role as Laboratory and Technical Supervisor.

Research Interests

Current research projects/collaborations


Perry, G.J. (in prep) All Form One and One Form All: the relationship between pre-burial function and the form of early Anglo-Saxon cremation urns. In Blinkhorn, P. and Cumberpatch, C. (eds) The Chiming of Crack'd Bells: Current Approaches to Artefacts in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow

Perry, G. J. 2012. A hole for the soul? Possible functions of post-firing perforations and lead plugs in early Anglo-Saxon cremation urns. In Jervis, B and Kyle, A. (eds) Make Do and Mend: Archaeologies of Compromise, Repair and Reuse. BAR International Series 2408, 43-52.

Perry G. J. 2011. Beer, butter and burial: the pre-burial origins of cremation urns from the early Anglo-Saxon cemetery of Cleatham, North Lincolnshire. Medieval Ceramics, 32, 9-22.

Perry, G. J. 2011. The Anglo-Saxon accessory vessel from site CLN96. In Palmer-Brown, C. and Rylatt, J. (eds) How Times Change: Navenby Unearthed. Pre-Construct Archaeological Services Ltd Monograph No 2. Lincoln: Pre-Construct Archaeology, 101-3.

Other professional activities

Committee member of the Medieval Pottery Research Group (MPRG)