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Story of Ireland Nominated For IFTA Award

The joint BBC/RTE production Story of Ireland presented by Fergal Keane has been nominated for an Irish Film and Television Academy award in the ‘Factual Programme’ Category. The awards ceremony takes place on 11th February. The programme charted the history … Continue reading

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Biting the Bullet: The Archaeology of ‘Musketballs’

The ‘musketball’ was for many decades one of the most neglected of archaeological finds. They often went virtually unanalysed, tucked away at the back of a finds report and warranting only a fleeting mention. However, the growth of battlefield and … Continue reading

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Cork Archaeology Firm Crosses its Rubicon

Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd, Ireland’s premier archaeological consultancy is delighted to announce a fresh start as it is now under new ownership. The company management has agreed terms with Headland Group Ltd for the purchase of the subsidiary. This will … Continue reading

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I Am Just Going Outside and May Be Some Time….The Rubicon Christmas Field Trip

Some months ago we brought you the intrepid adventures of some of our office-based archaeologists, who struggled with the reality of suddenly being thrust back into the field for excavation duties. Entitled Legion of the Damned, the post charted the … Continue reading

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Same Company, New Name: Welcome to Rubicon Heritage Services!

We are delighted to announce that as a result of a management buy-out Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd is no longer part of Headland Group. In the future we will be known as Rubicon Heritage Services. We are the same company, … Continue reading

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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Find of the Week #4

Yesterday we brought you news of a leather belt that emerged from the excavation of a well at Caherduggan Castle. As the day wore on this phenomenal feature continued to give up its secrets, producing another find of extraordinary quality. It … Continue reading

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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Find of the Week #3

During the excavation process we identified a big dark area behind the moat. Through careful excavation we realized this originally served as a well and was excavated down below the water table. Wet or waterlogged soils allow for preservation of … Continue reading

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