The Achill Archaeological Field School (AAFS) is developing a detailed understanding of the archaeology and history of Slievemore, the largest mountain on Achill Island which dominates the western half of Achill Island in Ireland.
Excavation this season begins work on the circular structure at the western end of Cromlech Tumulus.
The first week of excavations at the Cromlech Tumulus site on Slievemore Mountain
Excavation continues for the second week at the site of Cromlech Tumulus on Ireland's Achill Island.
A day-by-day report of work at the Cromlech Tumulus site during the third week of excavations
Excavation continues for the fourth week at the site of Cromlech Tumulus on Ireland's Achill Island.
Work at the Cromlech Tumulus site on Achill Island in Ireland continues for the fifth week.
Read about the final week of the summer season's first half at Achill Island, Ireland.
Since there are no excavations, AAFS staff took the opportunity to catch up on paperwork, review notes, and process drawings.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
Students undertook an introductory ArcGIS course this week and began to reveal deposits exposed in trenches started last week.
This week on Achill Island was spent training on AutoCad on rainy days and cleaning up trenches for photography and drawings.