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  • Category: News - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    type house reconstruction Photo David Hawgood I found out about a newly discovered Viking house located behind the Four Courts in Dublin Hammond Lane Church Street at the weekend through a friend working on the site but it has now trickled through to the national news It was featured on Morning Ireland yesterday morning through a five minute interview with Margaret Gowen complete with obligatory northside southside comment at the end You can listen to it on their podcast of the whole programme or just the interview below As a bonus you can also see the report broadcast on the six one news by clicking here or watch the whole programme on the RTE Player skip to about 37 minutes in for the juicy bit Also an Irish Times article here View Viking House in a larger map 1 Comment Breaking News EMAP Site Gazeteer Launched 18 12 2009 Good news for all those sad enough like me to have an interest in the early medieval period Christmas has come early Just head on over to the EMAP website and rip open you shiny new electronic copy of the latest EMAP publications These include a new version of the project s extensive bibliography of early medieval publications as well as Vol 2 of their monograph series on early medieval settlement sites which a little counter intuitively precedes Vol 1 which will hopefully follow in 2010 There are also some interesting early medieval articles appended to the 2009 progress report that are well worth a look Comedy with an Archaeological Edge 26 11 2009 Yesterday s Irish Times carried this satirical extract from the annals of the fifth master which was definitely deserving of a chuckle Its not often the worlds of archaeology history and comedy collide with such enjoyable consequences although the clip above from Eddie Izzard is a notable exception UK O S Mapping Online and Free in 2010 23 11 2009 Apparently the Ordnance Survey in the UK are planning on making all of their mapping data available free online next year It will be interesting to see how its made available formats downloadability etc It would certainly be nice if the OSI followed suit although their are some online viewers available downloadable maps are still prohibitively expensive Considering the fact that we pay for the maps anyway through the tax system state mapping really should be freely available to private citizens if not for commercial use This is especially true when it comes to early editions many of which are now out of copyright Archnews 4 12th Oct 15th Nov 2009 20 11 2009 I ve been away in New Zealand taking a break from all that is Archaeology so Archnews has slipped a bit Considering that this is likely to happen quite frequently I have decided to make it a roughly monthly post making it more of a trip down memory lane than a rolling review of Archaeology in the news Hopefully this will alow me

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  • St Gobnet's House, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    of post holes pits and drains with a first phase of un enclosed activity with a few possible rectangular post built structures the second phase saw the raising of the ground level and construction of a large circular stone structure St Gobnet s House with a central post hole A well was also dug in front of the entrance The second phase produced a large amount of slag pits and a hearth indicating extensive ironworking probably mainly smithing but possibly also smelting Artefacts discovered on the site indicate an Early Medieval date c 400 A D 1100 A D but no radiocarbon dates are available Elswhere on the site a mound called St Gobnet s Grave may be prehistoric and is associated with a number of Bullaun Stones artefacts I have suggested elsewhere may be related to ironworking This potential link with a deeper pagan past combined with the unusual evidence for ironworking on the site of a community of female ascetics has made me wonder more than once if St Gobnet may be connected with previous traditions of worship of the Celtic smith god Gobniu Close by St Gobnet s Grave is a graveyard with an intact protestant church and a ruined Medieval chapel which has seen some serious and worrying alterations since O Kelly s excavations including the addition of a PVC conservatory on one side and a number of gawdy lights attached directly to the walls of the Nave and chancel The site continues to this day as a place of pilgrimage with offerings still being left at St Gobnet s Grave and House A new tradition of rubbing crude cross shapes into stones on the site could be seen as vandalism but i prefer to look at it as a sign of a living site still

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  • The Skelligs - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    already fabricated things on top Go to Utube and look at The fabrication of Skellig Michael Reply Brian link 24 06 2010 17 58 Hi Carolyn I m very sorry to hear that Yes there was a guide at the start of the steps who made it very clear that there had been two deaths last year and emphasised the importance of taking extreme car We were also required to read the safety notices before climbing up Reply Carolyn 24 06 2010 20 30 Brian did they mention that they never told us that the site was not officially open to visitors there were no guides on the Island and the boats captains were not licensed to take visitors out at that time due to a dispute with the OPW They didn t have any type of emergency first aid or personnel trained in first aid at the site After my husband fell they said they were putting emergency personnel on the Island plus guides and medical equipment When the other person fell there was a Doctor from Germany who was a visitor and he attended to her The equipment they had was not sufficient They called for the helicopter as they did for my husband but it took over an hour or longer and they didn t even have a key to open the gate to the helipad I am shocked that the OPW in their safety report are blaming the victims saying it is a mountaineering experience when they know nothing about the 2 people that fell I can assure you my husband was able to climb the 600 steps as we did much hiking We vacationed all the time in National Parks where we hiked rough terrain In speaking with the other persons family they too did

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  • Category: Photography - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    15 8 30 am tomorrow and Tuesday so this morning I dragged myself out of bed at 5 30 a m and made the trip We arrived about 7 30 fifteen minutes after sunrise but didn t get into the chamber for another half hour I can t say it wasn t worth the wait though and with the absoloutely perfectly clear sky we got a spectacular experience Check out some pics above and a time lapse video of a previous equinox below Incredible Cave Photography 20 04 2009 This is a photo of Park Cave White Park Bay Co Antrim taken by photographer Andy McInroy The photo was taken as part of a project that is re visiting some of the many caves along the Antrim coast photographed a century ago by Victorian pioneers The photographs are not only beautiful they are also a reminder of the key role they have played in the history of archaeology and the important cultural resource that they still are The exploration of caves all over the world has brought about huge advances in our understanding of the prehistory of the human race their occasional preservation of long stratigraphical sequences and their use in multiple periods have made them important resources for archaeologists from France to the Philipines This is less true in Ireland although archaeologists such as Marion Dowd have recently begun to tease out the complex and incredibly interesting stories of our excavated cave sites There is huge potential in Ireland a country largely made up of soluble limestone for further work in caves and hopefully the next few years will continue to see increasing interest in these spectacular mysterious sometimes dangerous and often inaccessible parts of our landscape Forward What A site about Irish archaeology conferences links opinions news information

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  • Category: Public - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    first time Its really well done and actually informative I presume this is connected with the archaeology element of the school curriculum which recently saw the launch of a transition year resource pack to go along with the primary school one You can play the game yourself on the programme s website but I m afraid you can t enter unless you re in fifth or sixth class and are happy to don an archaeologist s hat There s no indication that I can find of how the programme will work or what format it will follow but I m a big advocate of this kind of popularisation of archaeology Getting kids and by extension their tax paying parents interested and involved in archaeology is the best way to justify our largely publicly funded research The production company doesn t appear to have any background in historical archaeological programming judging by a brief glance at their website and a lot of their recent stuff falls into the category of very light entertainment e g Celebrity Jigs and Reels but the website shows promise so I ll withhold judgement for now EDIT More info on how to apply here Web 2 0 and Archaeology 28 01 2010 2 Comments Last month I noticed a very flattering note on the Eachtra website about myself and this site It invites comment from me but unfortunately I can t see anywhere to comment on their website so I decided I might just waffle away here as usual The title of the Eachtra post was Brian Dolan Web 2 0 www seandlaiocht com While being aware of the concept of Web 2 0 I had never previously thought about it in relation to myself or to archaeology So what is Web 2 0 Well its difficult to say and I m not going into the details that s what wikipedia is for but basically its a way of describing a theoretical new version of the internet To me at least its talking about an internet that isn t just consumed by everybody but can be easily created and changed without esoteric knowledge about Java C html or any number of other scary abbreviations that are almost meaningless to the majority of the non Star Trek loving population of the planet not that I have any problem with Star Trek Essentially it s sites like YouTube Facebook and and Flickr which allow you to interact with the web create your own space and interact with other people online Sites like Weebly the service I use to publish this blog and Google Apps allow web publication without ANY programming knowledge Basically if you can use a word processor you can now have a presence on the net So what has Web 2 0 got to do with archaeology Well so much and at the same time so little Its all about potential and a few sites including Eachtra s with its excellent online journal nominated for an

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  • Open Access Path to Irish Research - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    various Irish institutions I ve already had a quick look and there are quite a few archaeology papers up already 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

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  • Archaeology Ireland Journal Index - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Archaeological Bibliographies and Databases DeptsandSchools Video Images Events Apps Smelt 2010 Archaeology Ireland Journal Index 31 03 2010 Readers of Archaeology Ireland may be interested to note that a number of indexes lists have been uploaded to the Wordwell website which will make finding articles very easy The lists were compiled by Mr Eoin Bairéad A correspondence list of volume number issue and year A list of article titles arranged alphabetically by author A list of letters arranged alphabetically by author A list of book reviews arranged alphabetically by the author s of the books A keyword index A list of Heritage Guides from 1 to 47 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 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April

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  • A Little Bit of Change.. - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Change 15 02 2010 After a little thinking I have decided to seperate off my C V and publications to my personal site I think this makes more sense as the casual visitor to the Seandalaiocht site generally has no interest in my employment history It ll also give me a bit of space and now it s done some time to fix up the links video and image sections If all those head hunters out there are looking for more info on me I d prefer its all on one clean site free of rants and ramblings This may mean some broken links to files and pages on Seandalaiocht in the short term but I ll fix them as I find em 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

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