Looking Ahead to 2016: The Keem Bay Settlement
We will be returning to Achill Island's Keem Bay during the 2016 season to excavate two of the smaller buildings surrounding House K3.
Looking Ahead to 2016: The Cromlech Tumulus
With work at the western part of the Cromlech Tumulus completed in 2015, it will be time to turn to the eastern part of the site for Achill Field School 2016.
Achill Island 2015: Survey at Dugort
Achill Archaeological Field School students survey the probably site of a Late Neolithic or Bronze Age fish trap.
Achill Island 2015: Weeks 14 & 15 - Keem Bay
The short courses we run for a wide variety of students the last two weeks of each Achill Island season prove to be a lot of fun!
Achill Island 2015: Week 13 - Keem Bay
After a last day of major excavation, the final week at House 3 in Keem Bay involved cleaning, recording and backfilling.
Achill Island 2015: Week 12 - Keem Bay
Our goal was to work on the house at Keem Bay and backfill before the final group arrived to excavate elsewhere in the Keem settlement.
Achill Island 2015: Week 11 - Keem Bay
The students learned about the various recording methods this week, and we took a field trip to nearby Achillbeg Island.
Achill Island 2015: Week 10 - Keem Bay
After a course on ceramic identification and analysis, we opened up two new trenches to complete the excavation area.
Achill Island 2015: Week 9 - Keem Bay
This week, we wanted to make sure we could link the deposits we were working on back to the descriptions contained in the 2009 excavation report.
Achill Island 2015: Week 8 - Keem Bay
Our field school has relocated to start a new excavation at Keem Bay at the far western end of the island.


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