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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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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Week 3

Our third week in Caherduggan was spent excavating sections across a large ditch or moat which surrounded the tower described in last weeks post. We could see this once we removed the topsoil as a dark line of soil which … Continue reading

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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Find of the Week #2

The castle that once stood on our site was demolished around the middle of the 19th century. When this big stone tower was knocked down we believe that most of the shaped or carved stone was taken away to be re-used … Continue reading

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The Big Dig at Caherduggan Castle: Week 2

Our second week in Caherduggan was spent cleaning and recording a number of very large foundations which we believe are part of a castle or tower house that stood on the site during the medieval period around 500 years ago. … Continue reading

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