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  • Seandalaiocht - Irish For Archaeology - Blog - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    still be saved and make it widely available as soon as possible Grey literature represents a gigantic investment by the state and for a very small further investment it can be transformed into a resource that could through participation engagement and dialogue with the public transform the way we as a society view our past and ourselves This is the final part of a series of 3 posts on Grey Literature and Archaeology Archaeology and Grey Literature Finding the Treasure 16 4 2010 X marks the spot So we ve established that Grey literature when it has avoided becoming ghost literature is indeed a treasure worth finding but that begs the question how do you get your hands on it and importantly who owns it I imagine that the issue of access is different in every country do let me know in the comments but in Ireland the way you get your hands on juicy grey reports is largely informal We have the advantage of a tiny population and an even more miniscule group of archaeologists with very few degrees of seperation A fair number of the reports I have managed to get my hands on for my research have been given to me by generous friends willing to let me raid their hard drives or put me in touch with someone else who would However I ve found going the official route and contacting individual companies can be tedious and often a waste of time a personal connection introduction is often essential Directors excavators are usually far more helpful and generous with their material if you can contact them and the NRA archaeologists are generally happy to let you have anything you need The personal approach has worked for me but I run into brick walls when I don t know anyone who I can contact directly and I imagine such an informal system is fairly useless for non native archaeologists What is needed is an online repository with a legal requirement to deposit and allow access This has been done on a limited scale by a few laudable organisations e g here here here here and here and by the ADS in the UK but while these are useful a more coherent system is needed Internet publication has to be the solution it has the benefits of being cheap accessible and searchable and by putting peoples work out there you create a natural pressure to maintain standards Of course the issue of standards may be caught up in problems with ownership At the end of the day who owns and therefore is responsible for the reports that make up the grey literature the developer The excavating director The company The author The state This isn t an issue of money no one will be making any profit from these reports It is more about responsibility and accountability Commercial archaeology has complicated things and the idea of individual directors being responsible for bringing sites to completion i e final

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  • Seandalaiocht is a Finalist for the Irish Blog Awards! - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    believe people actually read my ramblings never mind value them in some small way The blog is now listed alongside some seriously impressive blogs that I have long admired williamoconnor wordpress com nellatnci wordpress com anseo a mhuinteoir blogspot com swingingstrings blogspot com sccenglish ie frogblog ie sciencegallery com blog liveatthewitchtrials blogspot com carloweducatetogether ie There s no voting involved in the final so I can t organise a campaign or anything but I ll be sure to let you know if the blog wins Comments Stephen 02 03 2011 21 01 You realise they ve listed an invalid URL for your blog Seems a very basic editorial mistake on their part Reply Stephen 02 03 2011 21 02 oh and congratulations on the nomination Reply Brian 02 03 2011 21 03 Yeah I emailed them and mentioned it on twitter to no avail Reply Brian 02 03 2011 21 08 Cheers Reply eze 30 06 2011 02 22 ok nice Reply eze 30 06 2011 02 23 like this a lot men Reply Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories

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  • Prof. Steven Mithen Podcast on the Neolithic in the Near East - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    the Near East 14 02 2011 1 Comment Prof Steven Mithen gave a seminar recently at the Humanities Institute of Ireland in UCD It was entitled Communal and monumental architecture at the origin of the Neolithic in the Near East new evidence from Wadi Faynan Southern Jordan The lecture is now online as a podcast and can be downloaded from iTunes or listened to on the HII website Comments George E Moss link 06 01 2012 20 07 Gobekli Tepe I would very much like to be in touch with Prof Steven Mithen I was a poor student at Reading in the 50s and am now very much a student of mind capability I have information on Gobekli Tepe origin that I would like to impart Reply Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories All Apps Archaeometallurgy Audio Bullauns Conference Design Events Experimental Fieldwork Grants Grey Literature Guest Post Internet Jobs Lithics Me News Other Photography Public Publication Sea Stallion Sites Smelt 2010 Tat Television Video Archives September 2013 April 2013 November 2012 July 2012 May 2012 March 2011 February 2011

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  • Archaeology on the box tonight - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig who just launched a Facebook page a place that appears to be experiencing a welcome renaissance and the location of my experimental smelt last year There will also be a piece detailing the fascinating results of analysis of the archaeological excavations at the infamous Lismullin site excavated as part of the M3 motorway scheme by the ever interesting Frank Prendergast Finally we ll see an experimental reconstruction of a fulacht fiadh by a UCC post grad Alan Hawkes who explores their use as both cooking pits and sweathouses in the light of recent evidence from excavations I ve always liked the thought of using them as breweries myself Comments dave 29 12 2011 12 24 morning recently i watched a documentary on the fadden more psalter a professor from trinity said he believed that pronunciation began in this country i wish to find out more would anyone have his name please many thanks dave Reply Brian Dolan 12 01 2012 15 52 Sorry I m afraid I don t know his name Reply Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for

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  • Annagassan Longphort lecture and Website Launch (and a few preview pics) - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    whet your appetite Many thanks to Brian Walsh of the Dundalk Museum for providing the photos UPDATE The website has launched and is available at www linnduachaill ie A lecture entitled Viking Longphorts in Ireland and the search for the Longphort of Linn Duachaill will be given by by Eamon P Kelly Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum will be held at 8 00 p m on Thursday 3rd February 2011 in the Loft History Hall above Slan s Pub Annagassan Co Louth The website on the recent Viking discovery will also be launched Eamonn is a member of the Linn Duachaill Research Group responsible for the recent discovery of the site of the historic Viking longphort of Linn Duachaill According to Mr Kelly who will be giving a talk on the discovery on Thursday in Annagassan The fortress was built in 841 the same year in which the Viking longphort of Dublin was constructed It continued to operate as a major Viking base until at 927 when the fleet departed The site is the best preserved early Viking site to have been found in Ireland and the nature of its archaeological remains and the history attaching to it makes it a site of major international importance However Linn Duachaill is not the only Viking longphort to have been found in Ireland In the first of a series of talks by members of the Linn Duachaill Research Group Mr Kelly will present evidence for a number of other longphorts that the Vikings built in Ireland He will also discuss features relating to their form and location that appear to be shared Information will be provided on the approaches taken and methodology used to locate the longphort of Linn Duachaill All are welcome Entry charge is 5 Any enquiries

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  • Largest Viking Longphort in Ireland Discovered in Co. Louth - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    excavation work was carried out by Archer Heritage Planning Funding was provided by the Louth Leader Partnership under the Rural Development LEADER programme and Louth Archaeological and Historical Society and follows a geophysical survey of the site financed by the County Museum Dundalk The discovery is the culmination of a long term research project to identify the site of the Viking fortress of Linn Duchaill founded in 841 A D the same year as Viking Dublin A defensive rampart consisting of a deep ditch and a bank was excavated and while radio carbon dates are awaited to confirm the date the rampart has all the appearances of the main fortification of the Viking Fortress The finds will be conserved and analysed and a full report of the findings published Particular thanks to Brien O Neill and Gerry Sharkey local landowners for their co operation and permission in undertaking this very significant research Comments mc 24 11 2010 18 37 Woodstown is in Waterford not Wexford Reply Brian link 27 11 2010 17 03 Very true thanks for the correction Reply Lars Larsen 17 01 2011 16 23 I have been trying to find the exact location of the site on maps do you happen to know coordinates or Reply Brian Dolan link 20 01 2011 21 54 It is located in Co Louth near here http maps google com maps f q source s q hl en geocode q annagassan aq sll 53 343742 6 222322 sspn 0 00939 0 01929 ie UTF8 hq annagassan hnear ll 53 879807 6 340399 spn 0 037087 0 077162 t h z 14 Reply Iain Barber link 10 01 2012 21 49 As many were I also was delighted to hear of the developments at Anagassin I am working for 3 days with

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  • Time Team are Recruiting! - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    these subjects an academic background or otherwise This person does not have to be overly experienced or knowledgeable as we have plenty of expertise within the existing on and off screen team however intelligence natural curiosity and a passion for Archaeology is a must Tony Robinson will continue to be the Series Presenter introduce the programmes and voice them The shoot schedule runs from 4 April to 12 August with three filming days every other week tending to fall Tuesday Thursday with travel days either side The digs and their locations are still to be confirmed We are also looking for someone who has expertise in Computational Archaeology to be an occasional contributor specific programmes only explaining all computer output to the presenters and on screen team ie they would not be required to present We are looking for a Landscape Archaeologist to be an occasional contributor for specific programmes only Again this would be to work with the presenters and the rest of the on screen team ie they would not be required to present We are looking for an Archaeologist who would essentially be a digger spending all three days of every programme in a trench At least 24 months of full time digging experience would be required For these three non presenter roles we are happy to consider people with or without broadcast experience What is important is high energy good rapport with the team and of course to be comfortable on camera If you are interested in any of these positions and you are not currently on our talent database please complete the instructions on our website http www pastpreservers com ourpeople html If you are currently on our database please email us casting pastpreservers com and let us know what positions you are interested in

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  • "We seem to have mislaid some High Crosses..." - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    to have mislaid some High Crosses 27 01 2011 The National Museum of Ireland is looking for help to track down sister replicas of the life size casts of Irish High Crosses currently on display in Collin s Barracks Dublin The plaster casts were created a century ago and shipped off around the world to showcase Irish culture and heritage The Museum has launched a Facebook campaign to locate the current whereabouts of the crosses starting with a copy of the Monasterboice High Cross sent to Sydney in 1904 Get in touch with the Museum through Facebook or Twitter if you can help them find any of the missing crosses UPDATE More info is now up on the Museum website Comments Comments are closed What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information and the internet Seandalaiocht on Google Click here for events calendar Categories All Apps Archaeometallurgy Audio Bullauns Conference Design Events Experimental Fieldwork Grants Grey Literature Guest Post Internet Jobs Lithics Me News Other Photography Public Publication Sea Stallion Sites Smelt 2010 Tat Television Video Archives September 2013 April 2013 November 2012 July 2012 May 2012 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010

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