Excavations

Our Day of Archaeology 2015

Our Day of Archaeology 2015

Last Friday was the Day of Archaeology…. Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world. The project asks people […]


DUNMORE REMAINS – OSTEOLOGY INTRO, SEX AND AGE

DUNMORE REMAINS - OSTEOLOGY INTRO, SEX AND AGE

The Osteoarchaeological report on the remains at Dunmore was completed by Camilla Lofqvist. What follows is an abridged version of the introduction section of her report, the sex of the remains and their age profile. In the next post we’ll look at their stature and general health. References will follow in a later post. The […]


DUNMORE EXCAVATION 2006

DUNMORE EXCAVATION 2006

Back in our pre-blog days in 2006 and into the beginning of 2007 (perhaps the boomiest of the boom years), we completed our biggest excavation to date at Dunmore, Co. Galway. We haven’t blogged the results until now and we’ll be posting the results over the coming days. First off – an introduction. The excavation […]


DYKE ROAD REMAINS

DYKE ROAD REMAINS

Archaeological investigations were carried out by Moore Archaeological and Environmental Services Ltd. at Terryland, near the Dyke Road, Galway in early 2013. The archaeological team led by Billy Quinn excavated 10 individuals buried just below the existing surface. The human remains were discovered following archaeological testing of the site during the construction of a proposed […]


BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT IN ORANMORE

BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT IN ORANMORE

This post is more from a series of posts on the exciting results of excavations carried out by Moore Group at  Pairc and Clochair, Oranmore, County Galway between 2008 and 2010. A number of sites were excavated in advance of construction of a new supermarket and associated access and other services. This time – a […]


PEARSE STREET ATHLONE MONITORING

PEARSE STREET ATHLONE MONITORING

Pearse Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Archaeological Monitoring 20365 24120 NA 10E430 A programme of archaeological monitoring was carried out in the vicinity of the Revenue Commissioners Building off Pearse Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath and along Pearse Street. The works involved the installation of a proposed gas main extension along Pearse Street (approx. 77m of 125mm […]


SLIGO TOWN MONITORING

SLIGO TOWN MONITORING

Various, Sligo Town Archaeological Monitoring Various Various 10E285 Archaeological monitoring of engineering slit trenches and test pits in advance of the proposed Sligo town Water Conservation scheme took place around Sligo town and environs between mid October and mid November 2010. Moore Group, in a previous archaeological assessment (March 2010) for the project, had demarcated […]


TESTING AT RTE

TESTING AT RTE

Donnybrook, Dublin 4 Archaeological Testing 318426/230914 DU022-084 (Vicinity of) 10E22 A programme of archaeological testing was carried out in greenfield areas at the RTÉ Campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 between the 27th and 29th of January 2010. The proposed development consists of the future provision of a new broadcasting facility at the RTÉ Campus. The work […]


EXCAVATIONS 2010

From today we’ll be adding the submissions we’ve made to the excavations website to the blog. From their website: The database contains summary accounts of all the excavations carried out in Ireland – North and South – from 1970 to 2007. It has been compiled from the published Excavations Bulletins from those years, with a […]