Hot of the press at Four Courts is the new Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland, edited by Dr. Vicky McAlister of Southeast Missouri State University and Dr. Terry Barry, Professor of Medieval History at Trinity College, Dublin.
Last week was a major one for Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd, as two archaeological monographs showcasing our work with the National Roads Authority were published. The first, Through the Lands of the Auteri and St. Jarlath was launched at Claregalway Castle, Co. Galway.
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.
This week’s photo was taken on a monitoring job in South Co. Tipperary, where one of our archaeologists took a moment to enjoy the view during the glorious weather that we have been enjoying over recent days. This archaeology lark certainly has it’s moments!
This week’s photo of the week is hot of the press, having been taken just this afternoon on site in Co. Waterford.
A number of Rubicon staff attended the Nationals Road Authority’s Heritage Week Archaeology Seminar in Dublin’s Woodquay Venue last week. This year was a particularly notable, as a number of academic experts in different periods were asked to assess the contribution of Irish road scheme archaeology to their respective fields. It was quite clear that the hundreds of NRA excavations carried out over recent years has exponentially increased our understanding of the Irish past. Dozens of the sites that have contributed towards this new Irish archaeological landscape were excavated by Rubicon.
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.
The ‘musketball’ was for many decades one of the most neglected of archaeological finds.
They often went virtually unanalysed, tucked away at the back of a finds report and warranting only a fleeting mention. However, the growth of battlefield and conflict archaeology has led to a wave of new research that is rapidly changing our view of these little objects, and what they can tell us about momentous events in the past.
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