Category Archives: Bronze Age Ireland

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

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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

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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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