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.

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

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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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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 

Thanks for listening!

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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”:

“Time Team” ( )

“Digging for Britain” ( )

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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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 ( ). 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 ( ) 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:  

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:

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