Archaeological Adventures with the National Trust with Rosalind Buck - Ep 25

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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.

This month Archaeology and Ale proudly present:

Rosalind Buck on “Archaeological Adventures with the National Trust”

Rosalind Buck has made a career out of her adventures in archaeology! In this episode, Rosalind teaches us about how archaeologists are helping the National Trust to look after their properties in the East Midlands.

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

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Content Warning: Listener discretion is advised, as there is adult language. Thank you.

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Roman Routeways of Sheffield and North Derbyshire with David Inglis - Ep 24

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Archaeology and Ale proudly presents - David Inglis on “Follow the Yellow Brick Roads: the Roman Routeways of Sheffield and North Derbyshire.” This talk took place on Thursday 28th February at the Red Deer, Sheffield.

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

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Content Warning: Listener discretion is advised, as there is adult language. Thank you.

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Witchcraft: The Best Bits - Ep 23

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 - Leigh-Anne Baldrige on ‘Witchcraft: the best bits’. This talk took place on Thursday 22nd November at the Red Deer, Sheffield.

Leigh-Anne is the Collections Access Curator at Museums Sheffield, and can be found on Twitter at @LeighKitty1.

For more information about Museums Sheffield, visit their website at http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/

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. 

Content Warning: Listener discretion is advised, as there is adult language and themes. Thank you.

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Castleton and Hope Through the Years - Ep 22

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Archaeology and Ale proudly presents - Colin Merrony on ‘Castleton and Hope through the years’. This talk took place on Thursday 31st January at the Red Deer, Sheffield.

Colin is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Sheffield and a former commercial archaeologist. For the last eleven years, he has been involved in excavations at Castleton and Hope, uncovering archaeology from across the last 2000 years, including a Medieval hospital, unusual burials and even some unique 16th century plasterwork!

Read more about Colin through the University of Sheffield staff pages  https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/people/merrony. For more about Colin’s digs, visit the Castleton Historical Society website https://castletonhistorical.co.uk/and blog https://castletonhistoricalsociety.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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What's Happening at Sheffield Manor Lodge and Joined Up Heritage Sheffield - Episode 21

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 - Jon Bradley, on “Making a difference for heritage: What’s happening at Sheffield Manor Lodge and Joined-Up Heritage Sheffield”. This talk took place on Thursday 27th April at the Red Deer, Sheffield.

For more information about the Sheffield Manor Lodge, visit their website: http://sheffieldmanorlodge.org/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManorLodge

For more information about Joined-up Heritage Sheffield, visit their website: http://www.joinedupheritagesheffield.org.uk/ 

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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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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