Research Framework for South Yorkshire: Neolithic and Bronze Age, 14th March 2019

You may be interested in the draft text and proposed questions for the Neolithic and Bronze Age sections of the Research Framework for the Historic Environment of South Yorkshire, which we are developing. If you represent or are part of an organisation then please feel free to circulate this email further if you think others might be interested. Please see below for further details of the project. We welcome comments from anyone within the archaeological community and are inviting you to review the draft text and, if you have a special interest, to attend a workshop to discuss both the text and proposed questions on the 14th March.

There is of course no obligation to comment or otherwise respond, and if you would prefer not to receive further emails about this or future sections of the Research Framework then please let us know.

If you want to comment

Click here to download the draft document on the Neolithic and Bronze Age. You email comments to  If you would like to receive a printed copy or have any other queries or concerns then get in touch with us at the above email or on 0114 273 6428.

The workshop

On 14nd March we will be holding a workshop at Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH – from 1pm till 4pm.  This will be an opportunity to discuss the draft text and questions. The workshops are open to all with an interest in the period but we are particularly keen on getting contributions from those with particular knowledge of this period in South Yorkshire. If you wish to attend then please let us know so we can expect you, organise refreshments and so on.

About the Project

All archaeological investigation should attempt to answer research questions, and research frameworks help us to design projects with this in mind. They can help by telling us three things: What do we already know? What do we want to know? How will we find out?

The questions set out in a Research Framework can be used by professional archaeologists, community groups and academics – in fact anyone interested in investigating archaeology. South Yorkshire Archaeology Service is coordinating a project to develop a Research Framework for South Yorkshire. Throughout 2018-19 we will be considering the different archaeological periods and we will be inviting the wider community to input by commenting on draft documents that we produce and through discussion workshops.

The project is being funded and supported by Historic England.