Category Archives: Early Medieval Ireland

Zooarchaeology Focus: Putting Flesh on the Bones of the Past

In the first of our Zooarchaeology Focus posts our faunal remains specialist Claudia Tommasino Su├írez explored how analysing the age at which animals died can reveal much about how our ancestor’s utilised them. In this entry she examines how the … Continue reading

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Caught in a Trap: Why Deer needed Suspicious Minds in Early Medieval Ireland

Ok. This is an archaeology blog, not a musical appreciation site. Why, I hear you ask, would we feel it necessary to make reference to one of the King’s best known tracks in the title? Well, as we all know … 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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Viking Longphort Found in Co. Louth

Archaeologists working in Annagassan, Co. Louth have uncovered evidence for Viking settlement at the potential site of Linnduchaill, previously known only through historical sources. The research project is being carried out by the Annagassan and District Historical Society, with the … Continue reading

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