Elmet Archaeological  Services Ltd  Tel:   01709 873053                    info@elmetarchaeology.co.uk

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.






Elmet also offer a range of Saturday workshops in a variety of archaeological specialisms including historic building analysis, archaeological illustration, basic site skills and more  - book your place today!

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


The 2014 programme has now finished - stay tuned for news about the upcoming 2015 programme and Dearne Valley Archaeology Day

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

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.


The excavation stage of this project has now finished and we’re just in the process of writing up the report.


Project updates, photos, and a list of our supporters and donators are available on our website  here.


You can also join the project Facebook page here.


Or follow the project Twitter feed at @SwintonProject