The Medieval Ecclesiastical Complex at Kilteasheen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

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The Medieval Ecclesiastical Complex at Kilteasheen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Location: Ireland

Season Dates: May 31, 2009 - June 27, 2009
Application Deadline: February 1, 2009


Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: American Institute of Irish Archaeology

Project Director: Dr. Thomas Finan, St. Louis University

Project Description

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.

Cost: $3,200

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: St. Louis University
Number of credits offered: 38781
Tuition: TBA, not included in fees

Contact Information
Thomas Finan, Ph.D.
108 Fitzgerald Hall, St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-401-6831

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