Category: Archaeology

Episodes of The British History Podcast that specifically cover archaeology.

The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: The Beaker People with Dr. Alison Sheridan

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/ava2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLearn more about Dr. Sheridan and her work Dr. Sheridan’s Wiki page Dr. Sheridan’s Great Archaeology page Dr. Sheridan’s Academia.edu page The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project Links Twitter: @AvaBeakerBurial Facebook: facebook.com/achavanichbeakerburial Website: https://achavanichbeakerburial.wordpress.com/ Read more →

105 – Sutton Hoo: Treasures of the Dead

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/105p.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlright, so last episode we learned all about Edith and Basil’s experience at Sutton Hoo, and we covered the opening of four of the 18 mounds… and the excavation of the Burial Chamber of Mound 1. But we haven’t discussed what was actually found and what it means. So guess what we’re going to… Read more →

104 – Sutton Hoo: The Finding of Raedwald… and Rabbits

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRaedwald… King of East Anglia… Bretwalda. When he is mentioned, if you had heard that name before this show, chances are you heard it in connection with Sutton Hoo, which is possibly his burial site. And Sutton Hoo is one of the most famous archaeological digs in Britain. Just the name conjures images of… Read more →

72 – Staffordshire Hoard: Wrapping Up with Kevin Leahy

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/072.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we’re wrapping up the Staffordshire Hoard project. We have been given an amazing amount of depth and detail thanks to the wonderful experts who took the time to talk with us. And today, we’re going to hear from Dr. Kevin Leahy. You might have read his scholarly articles or his books, some of… Read more →

71 – Staffordshire Hoard: Psychopathic Peacocks with David Symons

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/071.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we’re going to learn more about the context and the craftsmanship of the Hoard. I think this will help shed some light on what makes this find so special, and also help you understand the sort of research that’s going into it and the number of mysteries it is revealing! The Staffordshire Hoard:… Read more →

70 – Staffordshire Hoard: Interpretation with Cathy Shingler

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/070.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we have more from Cathy Shingler! Now that we’ve heard about the discovery of the Hoard and how it has been excavated and preserved, we’re going to talk a bit about how it is being interpreted. And Cathy has quite a lot of fascinating theories to share with us regarding the objects that… Read more →

69 – Staffordshire Hoard: Conservation with Deborah Cane

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/069.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we’re chatting with Deborah Cane about how the Hoard is being preserved for future generations. Some of this stuff is cutting edge work. I hope you’re as fascinated by it as I was. The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: www.bmag.org.uk Read more →

68 – Staffordshire Hoard: A Bonus Update on the New Find

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/068.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDeb Klemperer took the time to chat with us via telephone today regarding the treasury inquest that focused on the 81 new objects that were found and added to the hoard including a new cross and what looks like a “cheek piece” that matches the one originally found! Also, for my money, the most… Read more →