Monthly Archives: September 2010

Limerick’s 19th Century Pawn Stars!

You never quite know what to expect when you venture into an archaeological project. In 2002, we were commissioned to undertake an archaeological assessment at Barrington’s Hostel in the centre of Limerick city. Initially it was believed that the location … Continue reading

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Painting the Past: A Graphic Reconstruction

It is mid-afternoon yet it is pitch dark. The humid air is thick with smoke, sweat and steam. You are surrounded by naked people, crammed inside a leather tent – people are singing and laughing in party mood. Is it Granny sitting next to … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeological Graphics, Bronze Age Ireland, National Roads Authority, Rubicon Heritage, Waterford County Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What We Do…Renewable Energy

Being part of a commercial archaeology company means much more than just digging (although thats important too!). Over the coming weeks and months we will be running a series of posts entitled What We Do, which will explore different aspects … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Impact Assessment, Marine Archaeology, Markets, Renewable Energy, Rubicon Heritage, Upland Archaeology, What We Do | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

If Carlsberg Did Archaeological Photographs…

The photo in our banner was taken by Brian MacDomhnaill, a keen photographer and our Survey Manager. The image was shortlisted for an award in the international journal Antiquity this year and has also appeared in numerous talks and publications, … Continue reading

Posted in Bronze Age Ireland, Carlow, Iron Age Ireland, National Roads Authority, Rubicon Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Meeting Our Medieval Ancestors from Ardreigh, Co. Kildare

Rubicon’s osteoarchaeology team have recently completed analysis of a large assemblage of human remains from Ardreigh, Co. Kildare. They were excavated by Kildare County Council archaeologists at the site of a large medieval cemetery near the town of Athy. The … Continue reading

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Casting the Bronze Age: A Prehistoric Spearhead Comes to Life

In February 2008, Rubicon Heritage Services made a very unusual discovery. While excavating a site at Mullamast, Co. Kildare in advance of construction on the N9/N10 road scheme, a strange metal object was unearthed from a shallow pit on one … Continue reading

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Bronze Age Jewellery Found in Co. Kildare

Archaeologists at Rubicon recently made a unique and intriguing discovery while working on behalf of the National Roads Authority and Kildare County Council on the route of the Athy Link Road. The cremated remains of a human body were discovered … Continue reading

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