Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Celtic Origins of Halloween

It is quite remarkable just how much influence the past has on our modern lives. When you scratch the surface of modern society the past often comes bursting through, a fact that some people can find quite disturbing. Nowhere is … Continue reading

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Awl About Bead Covers: Bronze Age Gold from Co. Offaly

The majority of Irish people have relatives in England, most of whom left Ireland at some point in the twentieth century in an effort to find work. Most of us find ourselves travelling to big urban industrialised areas when we … Continue reading

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Grand Designs: Historic Building Record Surveys

Before beginning, it should be made clear that Rubicon has not conducted market research to identify our target demographic, or polled 100 people in the street to gauge public opinion. However, it is probably true that if asked, most members … Continue reading

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Are you Smarter than a Ten Year Old?

Most of us are familiar with that all too often used cliché ‘thinking outside the box’. Well, in Rubicon’s pursuit of knowledge about the past let it not be said that we left any stone unturned or any avenue unexplored. … Continue reading

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Zooarchaeology Focus: With Age Comes Wisdom

One of the main purposes of this blog is to let people know what we at Rubicon do, and to explain the type of techniques we employ when looking at the past. Today the focus is on our zooarchaeological specialist … Continue reading

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