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Recreating the Earliest Image of an Irish City: The Waterford Charter Roll

Rubicon Heritage Services were recently commissioned to examine the magnificent Waterford Charter Roll, housed in the Waterford Museum of Treasures. This faded document contains the earliest depiction of an Irish city, and it was the task of our graphics team to bring this image to life for the Cois tSiuire publication. This was the first […]

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To Draw or Not To Draw? Finds Illustration in a Digital Age

One of the most important roles of any archaeologist is to communicate their findings to others, be they fellow archaeologists or members of the public. The strongest and most direct method of imparting information is by visual means, be it site plans, reconstructions, artefact photography or illustration. Rubicon prides itself on its graphics department, which […]

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Recording Castle Life: A Case Study in Studio Photography

In 2005, we began a four-season investigation of the tower house at Castledonovan, Drimoleague, Co. Cork. The work was carried out for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on behalf of the Office of Public Works (OPW).  During the course of excavations we uncovered a large and varied assemblage of artefacts, the […]

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Painting the Past: A Graphic Reconstruction

It is mid-afternoon yet it is pitch dark. The humid air is thick with smoke, sweat and steam. You are surrounded by naked people, crammed inside a leather tent – people are singing and laughing in party mood. Is it Granny sitting next to you or your cute cousin? You can’t tell. Someone mutters about needing fresh air, followed […]

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