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Established in 1996, SHARP (Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in the local community. 

SHARP was set up without specific project designs - and continues to operate that way today - but has a broad objective of understanding human settlement and land usage within the north-west Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. We have undertaken a wide range of excavation and research projects from an Early Bronze Age crouch-burial through to a First World War aerodrome.

In addition to our research, SHARP has always placed great emphasis on archaeological education and development. Since 1996, thousands of people have arrived at our Boneyard Field site to excavate, carry out research, or take one of our many courses. Many archaeologists got their start at SHARP. Large numbers of these people now work today in a variety of roles in commercial archaeology, academic research, and the heritage sector. 

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Our History

The origins of the project can be traced back to a hotel bar overlooking the Bay of Naples in 1995.

Our Research

The research undertaken by SHARP since 1996 has produced a fascinating picture of human settlement within the parish.

Our Excavations

Although only a small village, Sedgeford has an incredibly rich heritage spanning over four thousand years.

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Our Teams

SHARP is made up of many teams working together to learn more about the history of Sedgeford parish.

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