South Yorkshire Archaeology Service

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The South Yorkshire Archaeology Service (SYAS) was established by the former South Yorkshire County Council in 1974. Since 1986 it has been maintained by the four districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and is administered by Sheffield City Council.
The primary role of the South Yorkshire Archaeology Service is to help protect and preserve our archaeological heritage, which forms part of our historic environment. SYAS provides advice on the management of archaeological sites to the Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Sheffield councils, as well as to developers, landowners, the Forestry Commission, and DEFRA, amongst others.
SYAS also promotes public understanding and appreciation of the historic environment. Each year we hold an Archaeology Day and produce an Archaeological Annual Review entitled ‘Archaeology in South Yorkshire’. SYAS also has links with local groups and societies with an interest in the archaeology and history of South Yorkshire.

Venue Type:

Archaeological site, Association or society

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Romans on the Don

Downloadable teachers' resources aimed at Key Stage 2 about Iron Age and Roman archaeological evidence discovered on rural sites in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Available from:


  • inHeritage and the South Yorkshire Archaeology Service

South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation Project

A website presenting the results of a project that examined the historic development of South Yorkshire's landscapes and townscapes. Available at:


  • South Yorkshire Archaeology Service

South Yorkshire Archaeology Service
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Howden House
1 Union Street
South Yorkshire
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Historic Environment Characterisation website



0114 273 6354

SMR Enquiries

0114 273 6428

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.