Woodland Heritage Festival 2015

In June 2015 we hosted two days of free, family-friendly experimental archaeology events at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods.

The Festival included hands-on activities in iron-smelting, bronze-working, pottery-making, basketry, woodwork, human skeletal investigation, zooarchaeology, and making “white coal” using a Q-Pit. There were also presentations of post-medieval music using replica instruments from the University of Sheffield music students and a series of talks on human osteology, zooarchaeology, virtual heritage and Q-pits.

The 2015 talks are available as podcasts!

Human Osteology with Emma Green

Virtual Heritage with Courtenay-Elle Crichton-Turley

Zooarchaeology with Ged Poland

Q-Pits with Toby Pillatt

Audio tour of the festival and the JG Graves Discovery Centre with volunteer Wes Hedge

Here are some of the photos taken during the 2015 festival – can you spot yourself?

Got any questions?


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