The VPP team is back on site for its third consecutive season of study and excavation in Pompeii.
Dominic’s final post wraps up the IAFS Internship Blog Series for the season.
Post-excavation work is varied and includes processing the finds register and checking and digitising paperwork.
During this final week in Wexford, excavation continued, a medieval battle was filmed, and we had a feast day.
It started to come together in Cutting 2 this week! We also learned about experimental archaeology, post excavation, and falconry.
In this video, IAFS Director Denis Shine gives an update on the finds so far in 2019.
It was all systems go this week, and the Cuttings 1 and 2 teams got right back to digging.
Intern Dominic reports from Ireland, tired but content after a great first week!
Winter Program 2019 and another great video from Alan Boland and Christopher Hayes of the Irish National Heritage Park
A celebratory medieval feast and an overnight in a replica ringfort marked the end of the field school.
A rare find made for an exciting week, and we learned more about medieval and post-medieval ceramics in Ireland.
Despite a slow week with a lot of the same old, we found some interesting red clay pottery sherds.
We reached record-breaking temperatures this week, which was orientation for the new group of IFR students.
We accomplished an incredible amount of work and discovered some amazing finds, such as an 18th century coin.
New students arrived for an excavation course with IAFS, and thus this season’s excavation began.
We continued recording the visible temple podium using digital photogrammetry this season and reopened more of the old trenches for documentation.
We spent one last day on site doing survey work, then post-excavation analysis began!
During our last week at Caraun Point, we had an open day, a guest lecture, and an animal bone workshop.
We are now in primary occupation material, finding marine shell, butchered animal bone, and green glass.
Our interns, like returning student Aisling, gain unique, hands-on experience in various aspects of archaeology.