A windswept barley field just south of Dundalk seems an unlikely spot for Ireland's capital
The UK mainland's first fully intact Viking boat burial site has been uncovered in the north-west Highlands, archaeologists have said.
A relic believed to be from the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified has been stolen from Holycross Abbey in Thurles.
Two 8th-century skeletons with stones shoved in their mouths suggest that the people of the time thought so.
A very well-preserved 33,000 year old canine skull from a cave in the Siberian Altai mountains shows some of the earliest evidence of dog domestication ever found.
The link below shows the face of the famous 'Otzi the Iceman', found in the Ötzal Alps in September 1991. Recent research has completed a reconstruction of Otzi. Click the link for more.
Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) Autumn Conference 'A season of excavations: before, during and after'
The IAI Autumn 2010 Conference will take place from November 5th to November 6th in Days Hotel in Belfast. The conference will focus on current research that is primarily based on archaeological excavation and fieldwork.
For information regarding the venue, cost and programme of the conference visit: http://www.iai.ie/Conferences/autumn2010.html
The launch of Trowel Volume XII will take place on Thursday November 4th, at 7pm. The launch will be held in the seminar room of the Humanities Institute of Ireland (HII). Professor Seamas Caulfield will give the opening speech, which will be followed by a wine reception with finger food.
For directions to the HII please visit:
We look forward to seeing you there!
A seminar focusing on Medieval Fingal will take place on the 30th October, at the Fry Model Railway Museum in Malahide Castle.
The seminar marks the publication of the monograph'The Dublin Region in the Middle Ages', by The Discovery Programme. The seminar will take place from 9.15am to 1pm.
Booking is essential as places are limited.
To view the programme or to book your place, visit : http://www.fingalcoco.ie/Planning/ConservationHeritage/HeritageEvents/.
The National Roads Authority holds its annual national archaeology seminar on Thursday 26th August. It will take place at the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin. The title of the 2010 seminar is Past Times, Changing Fortunes and the theme will examine the archaeological evidence discovered on national road schemes in recent years. More details are available at:http://www.nra.ie/Archaeology/News/