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Revealing the Past: Archaeological Excavations in Ireland

When

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:00   |  
10:00

Where

19 Dawson Street ,Dublin

Tickets

General Admission €5.00

A one day conference presenting a selection of recent discoveries made through research excavations and smaller projects which have been supported by the Royal Irish Academy's Standing Committee for Archaeology.

Programme:

10:00:  Tea/Coffee and Registration

10:25: Welcome and Introduction (Mr Rónán Swan, Chair Standing Committee for Archaeology)

10:30: Peter Woodman - An Appreciation (Dr Marion Dowd, IT Sligo)

11:00: The Archaeology of Turlough Hill, the Burren, Co. Clare (Dr Ros Ó Maoldúin, NUI Galway)

11:30: Probing the Hill of the Fairies - Recent Fieldwork at Knocknashee Co. Sligo (Mr Cormac McSparron and Dr Dirk Brandherm, Queen's University Belfast)

12:00: The Mesolithic/Neolithic Transition in Southern Ireland - Linking Multi-Proxy Palaeoenvironmental evidence to the Archaeological Record (Mr Kevin Kearney, UCC)

12:20: Questions and Answers

12:40: Lunch (Participants to make own arrangements)

13:30: Excavation at Tlachtga, Hill of Ward, Co. Meath (Dr Steve Davis, UCD)

14:00: Shining New Light on Old Ground - Recent Work by The Discovery Programme's Tara Research Project (Dr Rosanne Schot and Dr Ger Dowling, The Discovery Project)

14:30: 'Rise and go to Iniscealtra' Post-Excavation Analysis of an Irish Island Monastery, 2014-16 (Dr Matthew Seaver, UCD)

15:00: Rathnadrinna Fort: Excavation of a Multi-Period Hilltop in Cashel, Co. Tipperary (Mr Richard O'Brien, Transport Infrastructure Ireland)

15:30: Animal Bones, Structured Deposition and Ritual in a Neolithic Court Tomb at Parknabinna (Dr Fiona Beglane, IT Sligo and Dr Carleton Jones, NUI Galway)

16.00 - 16.30: Discussion and Close

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