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Achill Island, Ireland
From the Field
The 2014 Season
Excavation this season begins work on the circular structure at the western end of Cromlech Tumulus.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week One
The first week of excavations at the Cromlech Tumulus site on Slievemore Mountain
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Two
Excavation continues for the second week at the site of Cromlech Tumulus on Ireland's Achill Island.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Three
A day-by-day report of work at the Cromlech Tumulus site during the third week of excavations
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Four
Excavation continues for the fourth week at the site of Cromlech Tumulus on Ireland's Achill Island.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Five
Work at the Cromlech Tumulus site on Achill Island in Ireland continues for the fifth week.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Six
Read about the final week of the summer season's first half at Achill Island, Ireland.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Seven
Since there are no excavations, AAFS staff took the opportunity to catch up on paperwork, review notes, and process drawings.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Eight
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Nine
Students undertook an introductory ArcGIS course this week and began to reveal deposits exposed in trenches started last week.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Ten
This week was spent training on AutoCad on rainy days and cleaning up trenches for photography and drawings.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Eleven
Entering the final week for the second group of four week students, the recording phase was well under way.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Twelve
Work at Achill Island’s Cromlech Tumulus site continues for the twelfth week of excavations this summer.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Thirteen
A number of jobs needed to be completed during the the main excavation's final week at the site on Achill Island, Ireland.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Fourteen
This week at Achill Island, Ireland, involved lectures and tours for a new group of students and a short but successful period of excavation.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Fifteen
During the final week of 2014 field work, we offered our assistance to the Achill Historical and Archaeological Society.
Cromlech Tumulus: Week Sixteen
Work at Achill Archaeological Field School continues on a number of fronts, though the 2014 field season ended a little over two months ago.
Beyond the Trenches
About Achill Project and the Achill Archaeological Field School
Current Research: About the 2014 Excavation at Cromlech Tumulus
Previous Research: 1991-2013
Achill Island in Context
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