World Archaeology. Made in Sheffield.

We inspire students to explore and excel, through imaginative teaching and the world-leading research we conduct across the globe.

Skeleton of Lincolnshire priest found after 700 years

Recent finds from Thornton Abbey, made by Hugh Willmott and colleagues from the Department of Archaeology, have been in the news over Easter - especially the remains of a medieval priest who died 700 years ago.

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Visiting Postdoctoral Application Bursary scheme

Sheffield Archaeology welcomes applicants to the 2017 Visiting Postdoctoral Application Bursary scheme, for external applicants who would like to apply through Sheffield for a major postdoctoral fellowship. Deadline: 28 April 2017

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Portrait of an inspirational woman

Professor Glynis Jones is featured in the Portrait of a Woman 2017 photo exhibition, which celebrates women who have made a special contribution to the life of the University.

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No ordinary classroom

The range of teaching and learning styles we offer will help you develop the skills you need. You'll benefit from hands-on experience at locations like Thornton Abbey.

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Fieldwork at Thornton Abbey


Our research helps communities worldwide make sense of their heritage. Our research is global and cross-disciplinary.

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Students carrying out research

International and local partnerships

We collaborate globally to discover secrets of ancient civilisations. Roman Clothing and Identities is an international research project where specialists from seven European countries are examining the impact of clothing and dress on Roman society.

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