The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project is a long-term research project investigating and promoting the heritage of Sherwood Forest through public involvement in archaeology.

Sherwood Forest is a place of myths and legends known throughout the world as the home of Robin Hood.

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project combines the highest quality research with public engagement, and enables people from all walks of life to become involved in an amazing long-term archaeology research project.



Robin Hood and the Shewood Forest Archaeology Project at King John's Palace

Since 2013 the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project has provided FREE Community Archaeology opportunities for different groups and individuals to experience their Local Heritage together.

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project engages people from any background and from all walks of life and ages; including adults with learning difficulties, young people, as well as those currently out of work desiring transferable skills, students needing experience, and volunteers, in this landscape of legends and folklore, all overseen by professional archaeologists.

Community Archaeology can be a great source of social good as well as education. The project combines community archaeology, research and outreach work- that promotes the archaeology, history and heritage of the wider Sherwood Forest, its landscape and people. This research is intrinsically linked to raising the profile and value of the wider Sherwood Forest area.

The project also offers the highest quality archaeological training to students , amateurs and professionals through a number of training courses and annual fieldschools, and other charged-for events.


Please click on the links on the left to learn more about this amazing project.


Come and be part of the Future of Sherwood’s Past.



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for "Engaging people in the heritage, history & archaeology of Sherwood Forest".


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Some funders and partners:

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Project page links:

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 Project Home page

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About the Project

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Awards

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 Media

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Research Aims

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 Working with Specialists

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Social Media - Follow us

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The Sherwood Forest
National Nature Reserve Archaeology Survey

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Long term Research at 
King John’s Palace:
Ancient Royal Heart of Sherwood Forest

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The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Fieldschool

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“Scirwuda- Mapping the Greenwood”: Place-names,
Ghost and Shadow woods of Sherwood Forest Project

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Investigating Thynghowe Viking
Meeting Site

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Searching for the 
The Battle of Hatfield

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 Mapping Medieval Sherwood Forest

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The Sherwood Forest LiDAR
Project

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The Sherwood Villages Project:
Settlement Development in the Forest

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Sherwood Heath Survey

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Edwinstowe Church Survey

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St Mary’s Norton- Cuckney Church Survey

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 Fieldswork at St Edwin’s Chapel

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 Clipstone Village Dig

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Researching Edward IIs fortification at Clipstone Peel

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Ransom Wood Survey

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Thoresby Estate Survey

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 Robin Hood’s Village Dig

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The Cistercians of Rufford Project:
Settlement Development, Dynamics and Desertion.

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Sherwood Forest Environmental Survey

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World War II in Sherwood Forest - Mapping the camps, munitions and more

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World War I in Sherwood Forest - Mapping the camps, munitions and more

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About Medieval Sherwood Forest

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Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest

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 Outlaws & Villains

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 Funding the Project

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 Robin Hood Challenges

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 Project Partners

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 Organisations

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 Project Sponsors

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Outreach Bus Tours

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 Historical Research

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 Stories from the Forest

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Book Reviews

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 Links page

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