University of Sheffield Archaeology Field School gets started
Students from the University of Sheffield Archaeology department have arrived at the farm en-masse. This year, their practical field work will help us learn more about the history of Whirlow.
This year, University of Sheffield Archaeology department has moved its field school to Whirlow. Staff will lead students in uncovering more of the farm's ancient past, building on the knowledge gained during previous archaeological projects.
The focus of much of their effort will be on the far side of the farm, where there is evidence of an ancient circular monument or enclosure. We're fascinated to see what they will unearth.
In addition, they will also help preserve previously unearthed Roman remains, and construct an Iron age roundhouse - which we will then be able to use in our educational work with school groups.
The students are maintaining a blog of what they get up to - it's well worth a read!