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  • Going Potty: Medieval Experimental Happenings at UCD (Part 1) - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    everything all for the glory of archaeology One of the project going on in the experimental centre involves the production and firing of replica prehistoric and medieval pots This work has been reported on through the UCD Early Medieval and Viking Age Research Group EMVARG Facebook page and on the School s Facebook page but I thought the material would be of interest to a wider audience The photos above show the collection of clay and sand gravel for the production of pots as well as a few of the pots produced for the first experimental firing in the centre The video below shows the recovery of souterrain ware from a kiln following an initial firing The experimental work described here ties in with an undergraduate module in experimental archaeology being offered at UCD More work is planned over the summer and I ll hopefully be able to keep updating the blog with more photos and info Thanks to Dr Aidan O Sullivan for giving me permission to publish this material 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

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  • Seandalaiocht is Back! - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    the site 14 228 unique visitors to date I hope you enjoy future posts and please do comment or contact me with any queries comments or suggestions 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

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  • Googarch Update: Streetview Rocks Cashel, Storms Dublin Castle - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    peruse but Google shows no sign of stopping there Besides adding significantly to their detailed satellite imagery of Ireland they have also sent their Streetview trike to a number of major tourist attractions including a fair few old ones around Ireland to give us a trikes eye view I haven t gone through the full list but a quick look at the Rock of Cashel and Dublin Castle shows the potential particularly handy if you can t get to a particular site and you need to check architectural features something about its landscape setting or you just fancy a goo Check after the break for the full list of Irish sites added to Streetview Charles Fort Kinsale Fota Wildlife Park in Cork Ashtown Castle Aviva Stadium Croke Park Stadium Botantic Gardens Dublin Castle Dublin Zoo Newbridge Farm Rathfarnham Castle War Memorial Garden in Dublin Rock of Cashel Cahir Castle in Tipperary Belvedere House and Gardens Muckross house in Kerry Powerscourt in Wicklow 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

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  • Irish Archaeology on Google Street View - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    Centres Archaeological Bibliographies and Databases DeptsandSchools Video Images Events Apps Smelt 2010 Irish Archaeology on Google Street View 05 10 2010 As pretty much anyone with an internet connection must have heard by now Google recently launched its Street View service on Google Maps in Ireland The coverage is pretty spectacular taking in pretty much every road in Ireland and of course as the guys in the Street View car cruised around casually invading everyone s privacy they also managed to record quite a few archaeology sites Newgrange County Meath The Rock of Cashel County Tipperary Round Tower Killala County mayo Rothe House Kilkenny County Kilkenny 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 2010

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  • Everything you wanted to know about Early Medieval Ireland but were afraid to ask - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    and their work has involved the figurative surveying of pretty much every site ever excavated dating to the Early Medieval period in Ireland particularly settlement sites All of this will be drawn together in a forthcoming monograph to be published by the Royal Irish Academy You can read more about it on the EMAP website Facebook page and blog This kind of synthetic and exhaustive consideration of the archaeological evidence from Ireland is one of the massively positive results of the Celtic Tiger boom and developer funded archaeology It and other projects like it have already begun based on the abundance of sites excavated in the last two decades to transform the way we understand periods like the Iron Age and Early Medieval period in Ireland Hopefully the minuscule amount of money required to undertake more such research isn t withdrawn by the government in the coming years thus squandering the massive amount of money sweat and back problems put into generating so much of the grey literature that makes this kind of research possible Comments eze 30 06 2011 02 23 good post men Reply Carmel 17 09 2012 18 50 I was wondering what the actual dates for medieval Ireland are I have come across huge variations in them Is the Normans in Ireland all part of medieval Ireland Reply Brian Dolan link 18 09 2012 10 23 Hey there is no hard and fast rule and the term is used differently by different people Generally the early medieval period is seen as running from the 5th century AD up to around the tenth century with the establishment of the Vikings in Ireland Some would continue it on to the twelfth century and the arrival of the Normans After this some refer to the High Medieval and Late

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  • Category: Grey Literature - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    can 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 04 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

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  • Previous Posts - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    using them as breweries myself 2 Comments Annagassan Longphort lecture and Website Launch and a few preview pics 02 02 2011 1 Comment For anyone able to make the trip I would highly recommend making the trip to Annagassan for a lecture tomorrow by Eamonn Kelly of the National Museum of Ireland on the recently discovered longphort I saw him talk about the site before Christmas and it is truly astounding especially in the context of other longphort sites known around the country Full details are after the break and you can add the event to your calendar by clicking the button below Apparently a website on the site will also be launched tomorrow which I look forward to seeing In the meantime there are a few sneak peak photos of the excavation above to 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 Read More 1 Comment Time Team are Recruiting 28 01 2011 3 Comments Considering how many former or lapsed archaeologists there are out there in Ireland at a loose end and with the will to move abroad I figured this might actually be worth posting The in famous archaeology series Time Team is looking for a new presenter to get excited about bits of pots small walls and other such nerdy things If you like me are one of those people who has literally jumped in excitement at just the thought of finding small stones then you may just be what Time Team are looking for You can find all the details by clicking on Read More below visiting the Past Preservers website and putting your details into their Talent Database If you do get the job and you re Irish adopted Irish do us a favour and come back sometime to sort out our native broadcasters coverage of Ireland s brilliant archaeology Read More 3 Comments We seem 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 Kildare Archaeology Society Research Grants 20 01 2011 Money for archaeological or historical research or lets be honest for pretty much anything is scarce on the ground these days which is why news of the availability of this small but useful grant available from the Kildare Archaeological Society

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  • All Categories - Seandálaíocht - Irish for Archaeology
    with string Start whisking Takes a long time and takes even longer on a warm day make sure you do this in the shade if it s a warm sunny day otherwise you ll end up with a gooey butter parfait instead of a nice solid pat of butter and for some reason can be well nigh impossible to do on a day with thundery weather When the butter begins to separate from the buttermilk gather the butter into a clump with your hand and transfer to a shallow wooden bowl Spread the clump flat so that it s ca 2cm thick Pour a dollop of clean water over it and begin pressing the water into the butter with the back of a spoon As you do this you ll see the water turn milky as the buttermilk is pressed out of the butter Drain this off and repeat this cleaning process until the last water runs off clear showing you that all the buttermilk or as much as is possible with this method has been removed The more buttermilk you have in the butter the more sour it will taste Add salt and herbs as desired Leave to stand in a cool place covered with a light cloth Cheese You can make a good portion of fresh cheese using two liters of buttermilk Very simple to make just tip it all into a pot cover with a lid and stand close to but not directly in the heat Rotate the pot as before and check every now and again to see if the curds and whey have separated Once they have fully separated you should see a large round clump of cheese floating under the surface of the whey take the pot off the heat fully and leave to stand for ca 20 min You then need to separate the cheese from the whey You can do this using a cheesecloth or it can also be effectively done just taking your time and carefully using the back of a spoon You want to try and minimise breaking up the curds otherwise you get a very crumby cheese instead of a nice soft one The whey can also be added to the stews if wished drunk if folk are of that persuasion you should at least give it a taste for early medievalnesses sake and I m promised that it s the ultimate natural face cleanser Take it or leave it You can now add chopped herbs and salt to the cheese Leave to stand in a cool place covered with a light cloth Cream As per making butter just stop whisking when you get to the cream stage Stewed apples berries Again very simple Peel the apples and chop them roughly Add them and berries if using to a pot ensuring they almost fill the pot that you choose to use see the note on cracking above Add a small cup of water and place the pot close to

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