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The Legion of the Damned…

There are a number of us at Rubicon who, as the years have progressed, have found to our horror that we have become ‘desk bound’. We had once soldiered in the trenches as young, fit and healthy field archaeologists, but nowadays we find ourselves listening to the clack of tapping keyboards and ping of email […]

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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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Under the Covers with Rubicon Archaeologists!

This week we were delighted to welcome News Talk’s (106-108 FM) Henry McKean of Under the Covers fame to one of our on-going excavations in Galway. Henry was on site to get a clearer understanding of what exactly archaeologists do and was keen to talk to everyone involved. The excavation is split into two distinct […]

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A Profession in Ruins- A Phoenix from the Ashes?

During the economic boom Ireland became a mecca for archaeologists. There was full employment, great career prospects, fantastic archaeology and reasonable salaries. This was largely fueled by a combination of massive infrastructure developments requiring hundreds of archaeologists to clear the archaeology in advance of the bulldozers, together with stringent regulation of the treatment of the […]

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Zooarchaeology Focus: Putting Flesh on the Bones of the Past

In the first of our Zooarchaeology Focus posts our faunal remains specialist Claudia Tommasino Su├írez explored how analysing the age at which animals died can reveal much about how our ancestor’s utilised them. In this entry she examines how the location and type of animal bones across a site or number of sites can add […]

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