Ferrycarrig 2018: Winter, Week 8
July 18, 2018

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Intern Maddy was busy in Birr this week with meetings across the country and many things to accomplish.

In this penultimate blog, intern Madeleine Harris visits Birr Library, travels to Cork to meet with a medieval pottery specialist, visits the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin and meets with a conservator in University College Dublin.

Intern Blog 8 – February 19, 2018

by Madeleine Harris

Achill Island 2018: Week 8
July 18, 2018

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Our final week at Keem, we focused on resolving the building interior and finishing the drawing and recording.

This was our final week at Keem. With the highest temperatures seen in Ireland since the 1970s, work was hot and slow-going. We focused on resolving the interior of the building and finishing all our drawing and recording. On the interior we completed excavating the hearth area, located diametrically opposite the doorway. Here up to five hearths had been recut in the same location, indicating episodic occupation or reuse of the building. We excavated a sondage in the south-west corner of the interior of the building to examine the floor material.

AIA Tours: Cruising the Baltic Sea
July 12, 2018 | by

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Our June 2018 voyage in the Baltic, which began in Stockholm and ended in Copenhagen stopped at many notable cities around the Baltic Sea.

Our June 2018 voyage in the Baltic, which began in Stockholm, Sweden, and ended in Copenhagen, Denmark, stopped at many notable cities around the Baltic Sea. During our journey, we explored the towns of Helsinki and Tallinn, plus had two days of tours in and around the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. However, our last stop was probably the most pleasant surprise of our trip.

Ferrycarrig 2018: Winter, Week 7
July 6, 2018

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The IAFS Winter Internship is uniquely holistic, including a wide range of activities.

This week intern Madeleine Harris learns about the discipline of oral histories, travels to Maynooth University and re-visits the Irish National Heritage Park to finalize logistics. The range of activities indicates just how holistic our unique Winter internship is.

Intern Blog 7 – February 12, 2018

by Madeleine Harris

Ferrycarrig 2018: Winter, Week 6
July 6, 2018

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Our intern will be learning skills not typically taught in a field school, such as archaeological impact assessment.

This week intern Madeleine Harris travels to Birr for the second half of her internship in the Birr office. She will be learning archaeological skills not typically taught in a field school, starting with archaeological impact assessment skills. This is part of our unique internship which teaches a whole range of archaeological techniques.

Intern Blog 6 – February 5, 2018

by Madeleine Harris

Ferrycarrig 2018: Winter, Week 5
July 6, 2018

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Intern Maddy describes the last week on site for the Winter/Spring program.

In this blog intern Madeleine Harris describes the last week on site for the Winter/Spring program. A great experience was had by all the students during their time in Ferrycarrig! Maddy will now be moving to our Birr office for indepth training in other archaeological skills. Stay tuned for further updates …

Intern Blog 5 – January 29, 2018

by Madeleine Harris

IAD 2018 Save-the-Date
July 2, 2018

IAD 2018 Date
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Mark October 20th on your calendars! Make sure you join us for this annual celebration of archaeology around the world!

Preparations for International Archaeology Day (IAD) 2018 are well underway and more than 120 organizations have committed to host and/or publicize archaeological events during the month of October. If your organization hasn't committed yet, sign up to add an event to the calendar  OR fill out the Collaborating Organization agreement form.

Achill Island 2018: Week 6
June 20, 2018

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We began drawing the faces of the baulks to record the vertical stratigraphy of the site this week.

Having removed all of the collapse layers from the building, this week we began drawing the faces of the baulks to record the vertical stratigraphy of the site. Towards the end of the week, once these drawings were complete we removed the cross baulks. With the baulks removed we have a much better sense of the size and organization of the building. It means too that we can now investigate the doorway, which was concealed under one of our baulks. Continued work around the exterior of the building has revealed a number of areas of possible paving or cobbling.

Pompeii 2018: Week 4
June 20, 2018

Figure 1: View of the N-S concrete wall incorporated into the foundation of the E portico of the Sanctuary of Venus. To the left: foundation of the Flavian portico. (Author: Dan Diffendale; VPP).
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Some interesting finds this week enrich our picture of the neighborhood predating the monumentalization of the Sanctuary.

Week 4 (June 11-15) has brought us some interesting finds that will enrich the picture we have of the neighborhood for the period immediately predating the monumentalization of the Sanctuary.

Pompeii 2018: Week 3
June 18, 2018

Figure 1: Photomodel of SU 2951, a probable working surface of the Augustan building site in the open court of the sanctuary of Venus (Author: Dan Diffendale and Matt Harder; VPP)
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We made progress on all fronts including removal of fill related to the first monumental sanctuary, finally reaching pre-Roman levels.

Week 3 (June 4-8) has seen great progress on all fronts.

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