Exploring the 1940s Defenses of Reighton Sands and Filey Bay - Episode 20

Archaeology and Ale is a monthly series of talks presented by Archaeology in the City, part of the University of Sheffield Archaeology Department’s outreach programme.

Archaeology and Ale proudly presents - Chris Kolonko and his talk “Exploring the 1940s defences of Reighton Sands and Filey Bay”. This talk was held on Thursday 30th of March, upstairs at the Red Deer Pub in Sheffield.

Chris is a freelance archaeologist with over 10 years’ experience of researching, recording and interpreting 20th century military sites in the UK.
His main areas of expertise include the defensive landscape and military structures of 1940s Britain and the First World War practice trench systems used to prepare soldiers for the Western Front.
For more information check out his blog at https://chriskolonko.wordpress.com/

For more information about Archaeology in the City’s events and opportunities to get involved, please email archaeologyinthecity@sheffield.ac.uk, visit our website at archinthecity.wordpress.com, tweet us @archinthecity, or find us on Facebook!

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Lee Eales - Tasting the Past: Unearthing the Chemistry of Medieval Beer - Episode 19

Archaeology and Ale is a monthly series of talks presented by Archaeology in the City, part of the University of Sheffield Archaeology Department’s outreach programme.

Archaeology and Ale proudly presents - Lee Eales, and his talk “Tasting the past: Unearthing the Chemistry of Medieval Beer”. This talk took place on Thursday 12th January upstairs at the Red Deer pub in Sheffield.

Lee Eales received a B.A. degree in classical archaeology from the University of Sheffield. He began a career as a commercial field archaeologist with Trent and Peak archaeological unit. After gaining experience with a number of commercial units both in the United Kingdom and Europe he took up a post as a supervisor to undergraduate students in the Archaeology Degree program at Sheffield, specializing in medieval archaeology. In June 2014 he took up a position as a postgraduate research assistant in analytical chemistry, also at the University of Sheffield, specializing in chemical residue analysis of medieval pottery. In particular he uses matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSi) to profile the residue of organic materials captured both on and in the fabric of ceramics dating to the medieval period. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate on a project titled “The Sensory Archaeology of Medieval Brewing, Its Ingredients and Technology. (from http://www.worldbrewingcongress.org/congress/Abstracts/Pages/063.aspx )

An academic version of this talk was presented by Lee Eales, Duncan Cameron and Robert Falconer at the World Brewing Congress in August 2016, in Denver, Colorado. The abstract is available here: http://www.worldbrewingcongress.org/congress/Abstracts/Pages/063.aspx 

For more information about Archaeology in the City’s events and opportunities to get involved, please email archaeologyinthecity@sheffield.ac.uk, visit our website at archinthecity.wordpress.com, tweet us @archinthecity, or find us on Facebook.

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Chris Atkinson, Roman Credenhill: A Community Investigation - Episode 18

“The Roman Credenhill: A Community Investigation project" was established by Principal Jonathan Godfrey and Teacher of Archaeology and History Jason Williams of   Hereford Sixth Form College and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots Programme in 2016.

The primary aim of the project was to involve the AS- and A-level archaeology students of Hereford Sixth Form College in the processes of an archaeological investigation.  The investigation was undertaken over the course of Summer within the Roman Park Playing Fields, Credenhill.
Training was provided by a team of archaeologists from Community Heritage and Archaeology Consultancy, led by Christopher Atkinson, Project Manager; with training in archaeological finds and analysis provided by Herefordshire Council Museum Service.  The students used their new found skills to excavate a little known Roman farm/villa and pottery production site, first discovered in 2014 as a result of a community project funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  The three week long excavation was held between the 11th and 31st July and was open to the public, attracting individuals and families from across Herefordshire … and even Australia!” (information from: https://romancredenhillblog.wordpress.com/about/
For more information about the Roman Credenhill Project, visit their blog: https://romancredenhillblog.wordpress.com/ 

If you would like to get involved with another community project run by Chris Atkinson, check out the upcoming Woodland Archaeology Festival this June. The South Pennines Woodland Heritage Woodland Archaeoogy Festival runs from the 10th to the 18th of June. Contact Chris by email at chris.atkinson@pennineprospects.co.uk for more information on how to join in. Find the project on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CelebratingOurWoodlandHeritage/ 

For more information about Archaeology in the City’s events and opportunities to get involved, please email archaeologyinthecity@sheffield.ac.uk, visit our website at archinthecity.wordpress.com, tweet us @archinthecity, or find us on Facebook!

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Rothwell Charnel Chapel - Episode 17

The Archaeology and Ale podcast returns from a hiatus with a chat about the Rothwell Charnel Chapel in the Holy Trinity Church in Northamptonshire - one of only two surviving charnel chapels (bone crypts) in England after many throughout the country were destroyed by religious decree.

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Philip Roberts - Episode 16

Hello everyone and welcome to Archaeology and Ale Podcast. For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer Pub at Pitt Street in Sheffield. Provided by Archaeology in the City, an outreach program from the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology Department. 

This month we are presenting: Philip Rogers. 

Please view the show notes for more information about our podcast and the guest speaker 

Archaeology and Ale website: www.archinthecity.wordpress.com

For more information about Tinsley and the work being done, please visit: http://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/

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Sally Rodgers - Episode 15

Hello everyone and welcome to Archaeology and Ale Podcast. For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer Pub at Pitt Street in Sheffield. Provided by Archaeology in the City, an outreach program from the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology Department. 

This month we are presenting: ‘Community Heritage in Tinsley from 2013-2016’ with guest speaker, Sally Rodgers. 

Please view the show notes for more information about our podcast and the guest speaker 

Archaeology and Ale website: www.archinthecity.wordpress.com

For more information about Tinsley and the work being done, please visit: http://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/

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Chris Atkinson - Episode 14

Hello everyone and welcome to Archaeology and Ale Podcast.

This month’s talk is presented by our special guest, community archaeologist Chris Atkinson. Chris took the time to introduce his recent project, the Summer of Archaeology at Medieval Brockhampton.

The blog for the Summer of Archaeology is here: https://summerofarchaeology.wordpress.com

If you would like to visit Brockhampton Estate: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brockhampton-estate

For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer Pub at Pitt Street in Sheffield. Provided by Archaeology in the City, an outreach program from the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology Department. 

If you’d like to find out about upcoming talks, please check out our News and Events on the Archaeology and Ale website here at www.archinthecity.wordpress.com

(and if you’re in Sheffield, do feel free to join us for next month’s talk).

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Real Horse Power - Episode 13

Hello everyone and welcome to Archaeology and Ale Podcast. For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer Pub at Pitt Street in Sheffield. Provided by Archaeology in the City, an outreach program from the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology Department.

This month we are presenting: ‘Real Horse Power’ with guest speaker, Eleanor Taylor. The History and current practice of ‘Real Horse Power’ in the logging and agricultural industries.

Also, stay tuned for an after talk discussion with Krissy and Courtenay, members Archaeology in the City.

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Content Warning: Listener discretion is advised, as there is adult language and mild graphic descriptions of animal slaughter and the poor condition of horses during auction is mentioned in the following discussion. Thank you. 

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Sheffield Castle - Episode 12

Hello everyone, welcome to the first Archaeology and Ale podcast of 2016.

For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a free monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer pub on Pitt Street in Sheffield. It’s arranged by the Archaeology in the City outreach programme from the University of Sheffield Archaeology Department. The Red Deer is a very popular pub so there is always going to be some background noise in our recordings.

In this episode, our guest speaker Glyn Davies shares his experiences digging at Sheffield Castle and what he hopes could be discovered in future excavations. 

Find out more about the Friends of Sheffield Castle at their website at friendsofsheffieldcastle.org.uk 

Thanks for listening!

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Wardsend Cemetery Project - Episode 11

Hello everyone, welcome to the Archaeology and Ale podcast.

For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a free monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer pub on Pitt Street in Sheffield, provided by the Archaeology in the City outreach programme from the University of Sheffield Archaeology Department. 

This month we are presenting the results of a collaboration between Sheffield University archaeology students and an existing local heritage project at Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield.

Our speakers, in order, are Chris Scott of the University of Sheffield, George Proctor and Howard Bayley of the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery and the Livesey Street Project, and Tom Maltas, again from the University of Sheffield.

Find out more about the Wardsend Cemetery Project at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wardsendcemeteryproject/

Thanks for listening!

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Arts and Crafts Special: Catherine Nutgen - Episode 10

Hello again from Archaeology in the City. We’ve had a very busy summer of fieldwork here at the University of Sheffield but now that the nights are drawing in we’re very happy to settle in for a pint upstairs at our local pub, for the Archaeology and Ale talks series.

Welcome back to the Archaeology and Ale podcast, the free monthly pub archaeology talk of the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology in the City programme. 

News!

New website: Please visit archinthecity.wordpress.com and update your bookmarks to keep up to date with all of our upcoming monthly talks and free archaeology activities in and around Sheffield. The Google Sites page will no longer be updated.

Speaker details: 

Catherine Nutgen is joining us in an Arts and Crafts special:  “Through the Woods and Under the Earth. Practical and fun ways of helping people understand Sheffield’s landscape Heritage”

You can find more about this project on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/rootsofiron) and through their blog (https://rootsofiron.wordpress.com/).

Remember: Our podcast is recorded upstairs in the popular local pub, the Red Deer, on Pitt Street in Sheffield. Some background noise and general kerfuffle is unavoidable - my apologies for the variable sound quality. 

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Thank you for listening! Please get in touch through or website, Facebook or twitter accounts - we’d love to hear what some of our international listeners think of the Archaeology and Ale podcast!

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 5 - AudioTrail

Welcome to the final Woodland Heritage Festival episode – this is a bit more experimental, an audiotrail around the festival. 

Background information on the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre is provided by volunteer Wes Hedge; there are snippets of some of the talks and activities going on around the site during the day. 

Listen out for the sounds of copper hammering, Q-pit fire management, post-medieval music, iron-blooming (mattocking clay to build the furnace), pottery decoration (surprisingly noisy!) and our PhD candidates speaking with members of the public, as well as the sounds of birds, dogs, children and other visitors during the day.

(Apologies for the spotty sound quality! I hope this gives you a feel of how busy and varied the Festival was.) 

To learn more about visiting, volunteering or training at the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, visit the website: http://www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk/

After this we’ll be returning you to your regularly scheduling programming of the monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, recorded live upstairs at the Red Deer pub in Sheffield. 

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City. 

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 4 - Q-Pits and White Coal

Welcome to a special edition of the Archaeology and Ale Podcast;

For the next few podcasts we’ll be taking you through the Woodland Heritage Festival.

The Woodland Heritage Festival was a two-day free public event at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield, which had talks and hands-on displays on all kinds of archaeological topics.

The talks aimed to explain our archaeological interests in a family-friendly and accessible way, so all of the visitors to the Woodland Heritage Festival could come away with some new information about the past and how we study it. If you have any young archaeologists in your family this talk might be of interest to them as well.

Last week we looked at Zooarchaeology; this week, it’s all about White Coal, Q-Pits, and experimental archaeology. These terms may sound unfamiliar because Q-Pits are a type of archaeological feature very specific to Sheffield and its immediate surrounds, but keep listening to find out about this fascinating type of industrial technology.

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Apologies for the background noise – we were recording in the function room next to the cafeteria at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre and it was a very busy day!

Stay tuned for another special edition introducing some more activities at the Woodland Heritage Festival. Next time we’ll be presenting a talk on the history of the J. G. Graves Woodland Heritage Centre – one of the Centre’s volunteers kindly answered a few questions about the history of the Centre and the life of its benefactor, J. G. Graves. After this we’ll be returning you to your regularly scheduling programming of the monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, recorded live upstairs at the Red Deer pub in Sheffield.

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City.

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 3 - Zooarchaeology

Welcome to a special edition of the Archaeology and Ale Podcast;

For the next few podcasts we’ll be taking you through the Woodland Heritage Festival.

The Woodland Heritage Festival was a two-day free public event at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield, which had talks and hands-on displays on all kinds of archaeological topics.

The talks aimed to explain our archaeological interests in a family-friendly and accessible way, so all of the visitors to the Woodland Heritage Festival could come away with some new information about the past and how we study it. If you have any young archaeologists in your family this talk might be of interest to them as well.

Last week we looked at Virtual Heritage this week, it’s all about Zooarchaeology.

Apologies for the background noise – we were recording in the function room next to the cafeteria at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre and it was a very busy day!

Stay tuned for another special edition introducing some more activities at the Woodland Heritage Festival. Next time we’ll be presenting a talk on making White Coal using Q-Pits, and some hands-on experimental archaeology.

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City.

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 2 - Virtual Heritage

Welcome to a special edition of the Archaeology and Ale Podcast;

For the next few podcasts we’ll be taking you through the Woodland Heritage Festival. Last week we looked at Human Osteology: this week, for something completely different, we’re introducing the talk “What is Virtual Archaeology, and how can you get involved?”, which was a part of the Festival’s talks programme.

The Woodland Heritage Festival was a two-day free public event at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield, which had talks and hands-on displays on all kinds of archaeological topics.

The talks aimed to explain our archaeological interests in a family-friendly and accessible way, so all of the visitors to the Woodland Heritage Festival could come away with some new information about the past and how we study it. If you have any young archaeologists in your family this talk might be of interest to them as well.

This special edition introduces the topic of Virtual Archaeology, presented by Courtenay Crichton-Turner, a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield. 

Courtenay shows some videos during her talk – I wasn’t able to get copies of those actual videos, but have tracked down some examples on Youtube, so you can see what she’s talking about!

Virtual Heritage: Augmented Reality – Directly augmented reality, where you can use your smartphone to view the reconstruction of an ancient site while standing in its present location https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4-TkpAAuPk 

Virtual Heritage: Augmented Reality – Indirectly augmented reality, where you can use your smartphone to view additional content from a pre-prepared poster, map or display..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFwzFby2eNo 

Apologies for the background noise – we were recording in the function room next to the cafeteria at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre and it was a very busy day!

Stay tuned for another special edition introducing some more activities at the Woodland Heritage Festival. Next time we’ll be presenting a talk on Zooarchaeology.

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City. 

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 1 - Human Osteology

Welcome to a special edition of the Archaeology and Ale Podcast;

For the next few podcasts we’ll be taking you through the Woodland Heritage Festival.

The Woodland Heritage Festival was a two-day free public event at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield, which had talks and hands-on displays on all kinds of archaeological topics.

These topics included zooarchaeology, ceramics, experimental archaeology, digital archaeology, osteology, iron smelting, copper working, basketry and post-medieval music.

The talks aimed to explain our archaeological interests in a family-friendly and accessible way, so all of the visitors to the Woodland Heritage Festival could come away with some new information about the past and how we study it. Our youngest attendee was about 18 months old, and we had a lot of children present as it was the first week of the school holidays, so if you have any very young archaeologists in your family they might enjoy this podcast too!

This special edition introduces the topic of Human Osteology, presented by Emma Green, a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield.

A few British television programmes were mentioned in the introduction to this talk: for our international listeners, here are some links to the official websites. “Horrible Histories”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

“Time Team” (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team )

“Digging for Britain” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014hl0d )

Apologies for the background noise – we were recording in the function room next to the cafeteria at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre and it was a very busy day!

Stay tuned for another special edition introducing some more activities at the Woodland Heritage Festival. Next time we’ll be presenting a talk on Digital Archaeology. If you want to find out more about the Festival or Archaeology and Ale, visit the Archaeology in the City website (). Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Hannah Plumer - Maya Research Program - Episode 3

Welcome to this month’s Archaeology and Ale podcast shownotes!

This month Hannah Plumer of the University of Sheffield talks about her work with the Maya Research Program.

To find out how to support the Maya Research Program or join in with one of their fieldschools, visit their website here: mayaresearchprogram.org/

To find out more about the Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website here: archaeologyinthecity.group.shef.ac.uk 

NEXT MONTH: We’ll be coming to you from the Woodland Heritage Festival in Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield, with recordings of our mini-talks on hands-on experimental archaeology – smelting, charcoal burning, medieval music and more! See our website for more info and do come along if you live in South Yorkshire (May 25th-26th 2015).

The Archaeology and Ale podcast is recorded upstairs in a very popular local pub here in Sheffield. Our guest speaker is usually attached to a tie-clip microphone, waving their hands around, pointing at things, wandering around and occasionally tripping over stuff, so some background noise is unavoidable. Thanks for understanding!

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Toby Kendall of the YAT - Episode 2

Hello, welcome to this month's Show Notes for the Archaeology and Ale Podcast.

This month we have a short interview with Toby Kendall of the York Archaeological Trust (YAT). We couldn't record his whole talk, “Hungate: What Next?” because most of it was awaiting publication in an upcoming monograph from the Trust. However Toby let me catch him for a brief interview to introduce the Trust, their training excavation programme called Archaeology Live, and to give a rundown of the last 15 years of digging at the Hungate site in York as well as what they plan to do next.

If you are interested in learning more about YAT or joining in with Archaeology Live, visit their website at www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk to find out more.

The Archaeology and Ale podcast now has its own web page, part of the new Archaeology in the City website! Visit us at www.archaeologyinthecity.group.sheffield.ac.uk or (if that link doesn't work, as there are still a few bugs in the system) just find Archaeology in the City on Facebook and follow the link from there. You can follow us on twitter with the tags #ArchInTheCity or #AitC. 

If the questions I asked Toby sounded familiar, it's because they're inspired by the Profiles in CRM podcast also on the Archaeology Podcast Network. Do check it out, and the other great shows on the Network, as they're all well worth a listen.

Thanks for listening – we'll be back next month!

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Excavations at the Roman Temple Area of Diana Umbronensis at Scoglietto - Episode 1

Welcome to the Show Notes!

Welcome to the first episode of Archaeology and Ale. The Archaeology and Ale podcast presents a free monthly series of lectures on all aspects of archaeology (not just the academic stuff).

These lectures are part of the Archaeology in the City program, a series of talks, events and activities held by the University of Sheffield. The Archaeology in the city program aims to bring archaeology to the public of the city of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Now, thanks to the good folks of the Archaeology Podcast Network, we can also bring archaeology to listeners around the world.

The Archaeology and Ale talks are hosted at the Red Deer pub on Pitt Street in Sheffield (http://www.red-deer-sheffield.co.uk ). The Deer has long been the archaeology department’s unofficial extra lecture theatre so it was the natural venue for our talks programme. 

As this talk is recorded in a small room over the bar of a very popular local pub, it’s going to have a bit of background noise! 

This month, our speaker is Dr Alessandro Sebastiani (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/people/sebastiani ) of the University of Sheffield, speaking about: "Excavations at the Roman Temple Area of Diana Umbronensis at Scoglietto. 2009-2011”           

Now here’s the legal stuff: Please note that the content of this recording is  © Dr Alessandro Sebastiani2015 and the recording is © The University of Sheffield 2015.

The first volume of the research at Scoglietto is available here: http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id=%7BA5802DF7-C305-4B2F-9F2C-2B59EEAF0E2F%7D  

We’re still getting our social media presence sorted out, so watch this space next month for a link to our Archaeology in the City web page and social media accounts.

Thank you again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for hosting our Archaeology and Ale talks. We hope you enjoyed it and would love to hear from you! Email: archaeologyinthecity@sheffield.ac.uk

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