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Season Dates: May 31, 2009 - June 27, 2009
Application Deadline: February 1, 2009
Affiliation: American Institute of Irish Archaeology
Project Director: Dr. Thomas Finan, St. Louis University
The medieval complex at Kilteasheen is a multi-period Gaelic church settlement with a number of prehistoric and early modern features. The site includes a large medieval cemetery, a bishop's palace (ca. A.D. 1250), early medieval earthwork features, a kiln, a fortified platform, and a number of other features. Students participate in all aspects of the project, from excavation, recording, and surveying to finds processing and excavation of human remains. We assume no experience whatsoever. The project is conducted in close coordination with the Institute of Technology-Sligo. Roughly fifteen Irish students participate with the American students to provide a truly international experience. We are funded through several grants, most notably an excavation grant by the Royal Irish Academy.
Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic, Medieval, Early Modern
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Four Weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: none
Room and Board Arrangements
Students will be housed near the site in holiday cabins. Students organize their own meals.
Name of institution offering credit: St. Louis University
Number of credits offered: 38781
Tuition: TBA, not included in fees
Thomas Finan, Ph.D.
108 Fitzgerald Hall, St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103