Grants made under Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon dates scheme 202019 June 2020
The Royal Irish Academy has funded six projects under this year’s Archaeology Research Grants scheme. The Royal Irish Academy has also approved the awarding of eight radiocarbon dates to two researchers.
Archaeology Research Grants scheme
The Royal Irish Academy has funded six projects under this year’s Archaeology Research Grants scheme. This scheme funds small projects that provide a significant and original contribution to archaeological knowledge. Each grant made will fund research focusing on an innovative and stand-alone research question with a stand-alone research answer.
The scheme, which has been supported by the National Monuments Service and the Royal Irish Academy for many years was also funded this year by the Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities, NI, allowing the scheme to operate on an all-island basis for the first time.
The supported projects include ‘Northern Ireland’s Round Towers (NIRT): Establishing a Chronology and Technological Understanding through Mortar’ which will be undertaken by Gerard Barrett, Meriel McClatchie’s research into ‘A new scientific approach to determine agricultural management strategies in medieval Ireland’ and ‘The Story of the Stones – the Geological Narrative of the Dowth Hall Passage’ by George Sevastopulo.
For a list of funded projects please click here.
Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme
The Royal Irish Academy has also approved the awarding of eight radiocarbon dates to two researchers thanks to the kind support of Queens’ University Belfast who have long-supported this scheme.
The scheme which funds up to twelve dates each year is open to all archaeological researchers, including students.
For a list of funded projects please click here
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