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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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Grand Designs: Historic Building Record Surveys

Before beginning, it should be made clear that Rubicon has not conducted market research to identify our target demographic, or polled 100 people in the street to gauge public opinion. However, it is probably true that if asked, most members of the public would say archaeology 1) requires digging things up and 2) involves sexy, […]

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Are you Smarter than a Ten Year Old?

Most of us are familiar with that all too often used cliché ‘thinking outside the box’. Well, in Rubicon’s pursuit of knowledge about the past let it not be said that we left any stone unturned or any avenue unexplored. To make sure of this, we decided to draw on that largely untapped and definitely […]

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Zooarchaeology Focus: With Age Comes Wisdom

One of the main purposes of this blog is to let people know what we at Rubicon do, and to explain the type of techniques we employ when looking at the past. Today the focus is on our zooarchaeological specialist Claudia Tommasino Suárez, and how she uses the age of an animal to help her […]

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What We Do…Renewable Energy

Being part of a commercial archaeology company means much more than just digging (although thats important too!). Over the coming weeks and months we will be running a series of posts entitled What We Do, which will explore different aspects of an archaeologists work. In the first instalment, we look at our role in the […]

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