We made progress on all fronts including removal of fill related to the first monumental sanctuary, finally reaching pre-Roman levels.
We began to remove the stone collapse this week to reveal the structure of the building, an exciting process.
After excavating at Ferrycarrig, our interns undertook desktop archaeological work.
Grace talks about Week 2 in the second of our internship series of blogs.
In this blog, Learn International intern Madeleine Harris describes Week 3.
Intern Madeleine Harris describes students finds, birds of prey(!) and a Fulacht Fia.
Our task this week involved cleaning back the topsoil, and the form of Building 24 is already visible.
While the excavation at Ferrycarrig is just starting, the first season in January saw considerable progress.
Our latest report includes highlights from the second week (May 28-June 1) of the Venus Pompeiana Project.
The first week this season with a big group of students, the team began work at the site of AAFS’ first excavation at Keem Bay.
Preparing for our first excavation of the season at Keem Bay, we also finished survey work at Caraun Point.
The 2018 season of the Venus Pompeiana Project started off with a fun and rewarding first week.
In 2017, VPP began 3D survey of the temple podium and re-exposed a previously excavated trench in the temple court.
This week was dedicated to surveying at Caraun Point, the site of a multi-period archaeological complex on the tip of a sand-covered peninsula.
The sixth season of work at the Keem Bay settlement begins at the end of May.
Achill Archaeological Field School’s final season at the Cromlech Tumulus and the Danish Ditch pre-bog field wall
Burnt mound/ancient cooking site discovered in Keel East, Achill Island, west of Ireland.
We will return to Keem this summer and begin a new excavation at Caraun Point.
It has been a fantastic summer as we carried out our final season at the “Cromlech Tumulus” site on the south-facing slopes of Slievemore mountain.
Among the finds of the fifth week were parts of decorated plaster, vases for various uses, burnt wood, and conical cups.