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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