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Some online tools for the amateur archaeologist

The internet provides some excellent tools for people interested in researching the archaeology which surrounds them.  The National Monuments map viewer is probably the best place for any amateur (or professional!) archaeologists to start. It lists all of the recorded archaeological sites in the country on a zoomable map.  The archaeological sites are shown as […]

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Archaeological excavations at Rossnaree, Bru na Boinne, Co. Meath

Last year I stumbled across an excellent blog detailing the archaeological excavations being carried out at Rossnaree, Co. Meath. The second season of digging at this site has just commenced and I’d highly recommend anyone interested in archaeology to have a look.  The blog has some fantastic geophysical images as well as a daily update […]

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cereal drying kiln

Irish corn-drying kilns, their Bronze Age origins?

A number of recent archaeological excavations have shed light on the possible ancient origins of corn-drying kilns in Ireland. These structures played an important role in cereal production, especially in damp climates such as Ireland where they were used to remove moisture prior to storage as well as to harden cereals to facilitate threshing and […]

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Mystery artefact sheds new light on Irish Bronze Age weaving

An unusual prehistoric artefact was recovered during the archaeological excavation of one of a pair of Middle Bronze Age structures identified at Knockgraffon, Co. Tipperary (along the N8 Cashel to Mitchelstown Road scheme, see McQuade, Molloy & Moriarty 2009). Each of the structures was defined by a circle of postholes and internally contained a large […]

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