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Archaeology Standing Committee

The Archaeology Standing Committee was established in September 2014 and is a standing committee within the Academy’s Historical Studies committee.

The committee plays a key role in the assessment and administration of a number of our grant programmes. The programmes include the Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme, the Excavation grants scheme, the Research grants scheme and the Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites scheme.

Every other year the committee showcases the best research carried out from the above grants in an all day conference entitled Revealing the Past 

In 2015 the committee, in partnership with the Discovery Programme undertook to develop a 10 year strategy to inform the future development journey for Irish archaeology.

This strategy, Archaeology 2025, is expected to be published in early Autumn 2016

Archaeology 2025 consultation is ongoing, for further information on how you can contribute to this please click here 

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