We currently have a major employment opportunity, as we seek to fill a position of Project Manager with our Rubicon Heritage team based in Scotland. Details on the position and how to apply can be found below:
Rubicon was delighted to take part in a fantastic seminar on collaboration between the archaeological sectors of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland last week in Edinburgh. Hosted by Historic Scotland and located in Queen Anne’s Room of the spectacular Edinburgh Castle, the event provided a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the operation of the archaeological sector across the three jurisdictions.
OASIS Workshop at the RCAHMS
As part of our ongoing staff and company training programme and to keep abreast of best practice in the industry, one of Rubicon’s Scottish staff attended an OASIS (Online AccesS to the Index of archaeological investigationS) redevelopment workshop held at RCAHMS (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland) recently.
Rubicon are currently seeking applications for a number of positions for upcoming work in Scotland and the North of England. These are for fixed term, contract based positions.
George Osborne’s Planning Reforms: Brownfield Revolution or Archaeological Nightmare?
Last Friday Chancellor George Osborne announced a plan to build 200,000 homes on brownfield sites by 2020. The process puts the responsibility on the local authority for pre-approving planning on these sites in order to remove obstacles to construction.
Rubicon & Greater Liberton Heritage Project Make Significant Medieval Discovery in Edinburgh
RUBICON AND GREATER LIBERTON HERITAGE PROJECT MAKE SIGNIFICANT MEDIEVAL DISCOVERY IN EDINBURGH
After an exciting week of archaeological excavation, funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant at Bridgend Farm steading and supported by the City of Edinburgh Council, the trenches are now backfilled for this year.
Rubicon have been undertaking a number of surveys for Forestry Commission Scotland of late, using our expertise in terrain modelling and contour planning to produce detailed records of a number of sites throughout Scotland.
Monday night saw the official launch of Cois tSiúire: 9000 years of human settlement in the Lower Suir Valley, the 8thScheme Monograph to be published by the National Roads Authority (NRA).
The joint BBC/RTE production Story of Ireland presented by Fergal Keane has been nominated for an Irish Film and Television Academy award in the ‘Factual Programme’ Category.
As the excavation at Caherduggan Castle winds down we are now concentrating on post-excavation works and trying to find out more about the people who occupied the site.
Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd, Ireland´s premier archaeological consultancy is delighted to announce a fresh start as it is now under new ownership.
Some months ago we brought you the intrepid adventures of some of our office-based archaeologists, who struggled with the reality of suddenly being thrust back into the field for excavation duties.
Yesterday we brought you news of a leather belt that emerged from the excavation of a well at Caherduggan Castle. As the day wore on this phenomenal feature continued to give up its secrets, producing another find of extraordinary quality. It was so good we decided to break our ‘Find of the Week’ policy and bring you another object which provides us with a glimpse of life in medieval Ireland. Yesterday afternoon was the first time it was touched by human hands in hundreds of years, and we just couldn’t let the week pass without giving you an opportunity to see it!
During the excavation process we identified a big dark area behind the moat. Through careful excavation we realized this originally served as a well and was excavated down below the water table.
Our third week in Caherduggan was spent excavating sections across a large ditch or moat which surrounded the tower described in last weeks post. We could see this once we removed the topsoil as a dark line of soil which stretched across the site.
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