History of Sheffield can be traced back to the settlements near the River Sheaf in the second part of 1AD. It is when the actual time when Sheffield came to be known by its formal name. The Roman Empire period dates back to the Iron Age. You can still find many of the remnants at the Whirlow hall farm dig. It is the place where the archaeologists have unearthed the pottery, metallurgy, and wooden works from that time. Excavations from the other sites in Sheffield have revealed the presence of natives who lived in this region before the attack of the Romans.
.The arrival of Romans in the Iron Age seems to have changed the entire landscape and the agricultural practices of the natives. People who earlier depended solely on animal rearing and hunting changed their profession to agriculture, pottery, metal works, and weaving, which was introduced to the people of Sheffield for the first time.
The arrival of Saxons at the end of in the first century AD brought in lots of changes in the way people lived, worked and looked after their livestock. The categorisation of the workforce must have started at this time with communities for agriculture, weaving, pottery, metallurgy, jewel making, garment making, trade and commerce, etc. The Saxons brought in the utilization of Ships for trading and commerce. Explorers started searching for new markets in Africa, Asia, and Oceania. It is also when the traders started spreading the network of their businesses from Europe to the other parts of the world including the North and South Americas and into the East of Asia.