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Archaeology for Everyone

Here at Elmet we believe that the past, history and archaeology are important to everyone.

We like to work with communities to help them explore this through project work and engagement activities, exploring a wide range of archaeological sites, time periods and themes.

We also offer a variety of commercial archaeological services (including desk based assessment, geophysical survey, watching brief, evaluation, excavation, post-excavation analysis and reporting, and a range of human osteological services) to suit projects of any size.

Our archaeological survey of WW2 hut bases at Hickleton Hall near Doncaster, is now over for this year.

Thank you to everyone who came and volunteered!

If you’re interested in taking part in one of our community projects, why not get in touch with us by phone or email and help us to discover the archaeologist in you!

Find out what we did on this years excavation on on our blog!


Elmet now offer a range of Saturday workshops in a variety of archaeological specialisms including geophysics,  map reading skills, human evolution and archaeological illustration  - book your place today!

Find out more about joining Dearne Valley  Archaeological Group, as well as their evening lecture programme for 2014.

We are pleased to announce that the next DVAG speaker will be Prof. Dan McIntyre from The University of Huddersfield, delivering his lecture “A brief history of English” on Wednesday the 8th of October.

Why not check out our new online shop? Treat yourself to an Elmet t-shirt or mug, featuring designs by Kate Adelade Archaeological Illustration.

We also sell hardwood, folding osteometric boards, by made to order by Graham Perkins at Forge Arts in Lincolnshire.

Perfect for the mobile osteologist!

Elmet News

Come and help us with our brand new project, “Unlocking Swinton’s Roman Past”!

In June 2014, Mr. Andrew Allen of Swinton, South Yorkshire, notified Elmet Archaeological Services that he had uncovered a number of pottery sherds whilst gardening at home. Preliminary observations found that this exciting new assemblage comprised approximately 90 pottery sherds, including high status fabrics such as Samien ware, traditional cooking wares and rusticated pottery, as well as possible metal and glass working waste products.

The “Unlocking Swinton's Roman Past” project intends to conduct full investigation into the character of the archaeological deposits uncovered in Andrew’s garden.

We need you to help us to both fund, and help publicise this project. To find out more details about the project and make a donation, please visit our crowdfunding page here.

Project updates and a list of our supporters and donators will shortly be available on our website  here.

You can also join the project Facebook page here.

Or follow the project Twitter feed at @SwintonProject

Please come and help us to make this a success!