Posts Tagged ‘Archaeological Consultant Galway’

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 […]


BRING OUT YOUR DEAD

Continuing our series of old posts (to mark our 10th year in business), ones we feel were good, prescient or elicited some good conversation or debate, this post was first published in January 2009. Posted in response to a controversy about how we treat and curate our dead, initiated by then IT journalist Sarah Carey, […]


THE FULACHT BEER EXPERIMENT – ARCHAEOLOGY OF BEER

THE FULACHT BEER EXPERIMENT - ARCHAEOLOGY OF BEER

Declan, Billy and Nigel presented at a Seminar on ‘Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe: Principles and Potential’ in UCD last week. Our presentation was on the beer experiments and Fulacht Fiadh. Here’s some of Declan’s section of the presentation: Fulachta fiadh are one of the most widespread of Irish field monuments and may number up […]


Talk: Crime Scene Investigation: Eyre Square

Talk: Crime Scene Investigation: Eyre Square

Billy will be giving a talk at the Galway City Museum on Saturday 23rd October, 2pm. Here’s the billing; Talk: Crime Scene Investigation: Eyre Square Between 2004 and 2006, during excavations, a number of skeletal remains were unearthed at Eyre Square, dating from a period before the arrival of the Anglo-Normans to late Victorian era. […]


Ancient Egyptian Barley

Ancient Egyptian Barley

Via our daily Google Alert email we learned of some interesting research into ancient barley at the University of Warwick, where ‘boffins’ have recovered significant DNA information ‘from a lost form of ancient barley that triumphed for over 3000 years seeing off: 5 changes in civilisation, water shortages and a much more popular form of […]


Bronze Age Roundhouse in Clare – Pt 1

Bronze Age Roundhouse in Clare - Pt 1

During the course of archaeological monitoring of groundworks for a proposed reservoir site at Barnhill Wood, Dromoland, Co. Clare, a number of archaeologically significant features were uncovered. These features consisted of in situ articulated human remains, fire shattered stone, charcoal enriched material, associated pits and occasional burnt bone. This a part one of a three […]


Bring out your dead

Bring out your dead

The debate about how we excavate, treat and curate our dead received some airing at the end of December, with Irish Times journalist Sarah Carey raising the issue in a piece recently, subsequently debated on the Pat Kenny show, resulting in Pat Wallace (director of the National Museum of Ireland) deciding to return some of […]


Çatalhöyük in Second Life

Çatalhöyük in Second Life

Last nights burning of Çatalhöyük in Second Life (SL) was a great event. Although I initially found it a little difficult to manoeuvre I was flying around the Island by the end of the event, and even did a little dancing after the gig. There’s a lot to see at the site (OKAPI Island in […]