Category Archives: What We Do

The Legion of the Damned…

There are a number of us at Rubicon who, as the years have progressed, have found to our horror that we have become ‘desk bound’. We had once soldiered in the trenches as young, fit and healthy field archaeologists, but … Continue reading

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To Draw or Not To Draw? Finds Illustration in a Digital Age

One of the most important roles of any archaeologist is to communicate their findings to others, be they fellow archaeologists or members of the public. The strongest and most direct method of imparting information is by visual means, be it … Continue reading

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Under the Covers with Rubicon Archaeologists!

This week we were delighted to welcome News Talk’s (106-108 FM) Henry McKean of Under the Covers fame to one of our on-going excavations in Galway. Henry was on site to get a clearer understanding of what exactly archaeologists do … Continue reading

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A Profession in Ruins- A Phoenix from the Ashes?

During the economic boom Ireland became a mecca for archaeologists. There was full employment, great career prospects, fantastic archaeology and reasonable salaries. This was largely fueled by a combination of massive infrastructure developments requiring hundreds of archaeologists to clear the … Continue reading

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Zooarchaeology Focus: Putting Flesh on the Bones of the Past

In the first of our Zooarchaeology Focus posts our faunal remains specialist Claudia Tommasino Suárez 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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Recording Castle Life: A Case Study in Studio Photography

In 2005, we began a four-season investigation of the tower house at Castledonovan, Drimoleague, Co. Cork. The work was carried out for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on behalf of the Office of Public Works (OPW). … 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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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

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