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Catching Cupid’s Disease

Late last week our osteoarchaeologist Carmelita Troy made a gruesome discovery amongst an otherwise unremarkable post medieval skeletal assemblage. One of the individuals displayed signs on her remains that she had been suffering from the advanced stages of a serious infectious disease, an ailment which had a particularly destructive impact on her skeleton. Further analysis revealed that prior to death the unfortunate woman had been […]

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Caught in a Trap: Why Deer needed Suspicious Minds in Early Medieval Ireland

Ok. This is an archaeology blog, not a musical appreciation site. Why, I hear you ask, would we feel it necessary to make reference to one of the King’s best known tracks in the title? Well, as we all know Elvis Presley was one of the greatest musicians of all time, and Suspicious Minds is […]

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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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Meeting Our Medieval Ancestors from Ardreigh, Co. Kildare

Rubicon’s osteoarchaeology team have recently completed analysis of a large assemblage of human remains from Ardreigh, Co. Kildare. They were excavated by Kildare County Council archaeologists at the site of a large medieval cemetery near the town of Athy. The Council commissioned Rubicon’s specialists to examine the skeletons following excavation, to see what information could […]

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