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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - England - Manor Lodge Tudor Field School, England

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Start Date 2010-06-21
End Date 2010-07-30

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

Excavation Training, weekly
Environmental Archaeology Specialist School, 28 June-2 July
Human Osteology Specialist School, 5-9 July
Historic Buildings Specialist School, 12-16 July
Material Culture Specialist School, 19-23 July

Archaeology Field School Location

Sheffield, England

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Sheffield,UK

Archaeology Field School Tuition

100-150 British Pounds p/w depending on course

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Can be provided on request

Archaeology Field School Travel
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Travel to site organised

Archaeology Field School Description

The Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, England will be offering fieldwork training at the Scheduled Ancient Monument at Manor Lodge, Sheffield. The focus will be on the location of the medieval and sixteenth-century hunting lodge of Sheffield. The hunting lodge sat amidst medieval parkland, and was only subsumed within the urban sprawl from the 1930s. One of the most well-known events in the history of Sheffield Manor Lodge was the period in the late sixteenth century when Mary Queen of Scots spent part of her captivity there. She was in the custody of George Talbot, sixth Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife, known popularly as Bess of Hardwick. Our excavations seek to illuminate this period of Sheffield´s history, when the Manor Lodge was at the centre of events of national and international significance. Once the property passed into the hands of the Dukes of Norfolk the lodge fell into a ruinous state, and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a pottery kiln was constructed at the site, coal mining occurred and workers´ cottages were built amidst the ruins. All traces of this industrial activity were stripped away in the early twentieth century, and one of our aims is to throw light on this aspect of the site´s history.
As well as running excavation training, we are offering four specialist field schools designed to introduce students to various aspects of post-excavation analysis:
Environmental Archaeology, 28 June-2 July
Human Osteology, 5-9 July
Historic Buildings, 12-16 July
Material Culture, 19-23 July

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

Medieval Tudor

How is the project area accessed each day

Transport provided

Directors and Instructors

Dr Dawn Hadley

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Excavation, building survey, post excavation

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?


Will there be additional organized activities?


Is travel restriced during free time?


Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website:

Field School Contact Information

Mrs Jerneja Willmott, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Northgate House, West Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET

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