Season Dates: May 19, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Session Dates: May 19 - June 27; July 7 - August 15
Application Deadline: June 20, 2014
Discount for AIA members: Complimentary Guided Tour
Affiliation: National University of Ireland Galway
Project Director: Theresa McDonald, MA. MIAI, Nick Brannon, MA,. Gerard Mangan, Dip. Arch. Dolores Kilbane
The Achill Field School will be running number of courses, including introductory and specialist programmes in 2014. Our modular courses are focussed upon teaching archaeological field skills and the collection of data from excavation sites. This is combined with weekly lectures and practical assignments that lead the student through the various aspects of survey and excavation methodology. On-site and post-excavation data analysis utilise paper and computer-based methods, providing students with practical skills tuition in the recording and analysis of data generated during the archaeological excavation. In addition, students are introduced to the unique nature of the archaeology to be found in Ireland. Through a combination of lectures, historic site visits and excavation, the students will gain knowledge of the differences between various time periods and how each period has influenced the history of Ireland.
Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic to Post Medieval
Project Size: 25-49 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 Weeks
Minimum Age: 17 years
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements
Superior self-catering accommodation with everything supplied except food.
Cost: 700 per week
Name of institution offering credit: National University of Ireland Galway
Number of credits offered: 9 Semester hours
Tuition: Director of Fieldwork
Achill Island, County Mayo 000
Phone: +353 98 43564
Fax: +353 98 43595
McDonald, Theresa, Achill Island: Archaeology, History and Folklore 2006.
Waddell, John, The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland, 2000.
O'Conor, Kieran, The Archaeology of Medieval Rural Settlement in Ireland, 1998.
Cooney, G. & Grogan, E. Irish Prehistory: A Social Perspective.