June 3, 2020
Archaeologists examine the physical remains of humankind to answer questions animated by our present. The material record helps us understand the production of inequality, the representation of power, and the targeted discrimination of communities. Archaeological research that describes the lives of everyday people also gives voice to those who lack privileged representation in the dominant […]
May 27, 2020
Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.National Endowment for the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment […]
September 9, 2019
Our new cutting is in the only part of the ringwork’s ditch that remains after excavation in the 80s.
September 6, 2019
Cutting 4 started this summer as a test trench to the depth of the 12th century occupation layer.
September 5, 2019
In Cutting 1, we found a large pocket of charcoal that could be a posthole, but only time will tell!
September 4, 2019
Work in Cutting 3 during the two-week field excavation program from Maynooth University
August 28, 2019
As part of each IAFS course’s academic content, we spend several days at the beginning of most programmes on cultural trips.
August 27, 2019
The experimental archaeology students learned about medieval textiles and how to make medieval ceramics.
August 23, 2019
This program in partnership with University College Dublin and Institute for Field Research allowed us to learn about experimental archaeology and relate what we learned to the Carrick excavation.