Find out more about the South Yorkshire Archaeology Service

South Yorkshire Archaeology Service

The primary role of the South Yorkshire Archaeology Service(SYAS) is to help protect and preserve South Yorkshire’s archaeological heritage. The service provides advice on the management of archaeological sites to Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Sheffield councils. 

SYAS also maintains the Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) and promotes public understanding and appreciation of the local historic environment through an annual Archaeology Day and publication of a regular round-up of recent work, Archaeology in South Yorkshire. 

To make an appointment to visit the SMR:

Doncaster Museum

Many Iron Age and Roman finds are displayed in Doncaster Museum. The award-winning permanent exhibition ‘By River and Road’ tells the story of Doncaster and its region through the twin routes of the River Don and the Great North Road.

English Heritage

English Heritage is the Government’s statutory adviser on the historic environment. Its aims are to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood. It cares for over 400 important historic properties that are open to the public.

Membership of English Heritage allows free access to their historic attractions. 

The Vicus

The Vicus is an Iron Age and early Roman re-enactment society that interprets history through the medium of experimental archaeology, reconstruction and living history. Their website has instructions on how to make the Roman auxiliary shield found at Doncaster.

Contact Ash Tuohy for further details:

Last updated: 11 March 2021 18:44:18