Friday, 18 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
New Article! Tales of Hoffmann: Results of Archaeological Investigations at Annadale and Castle Espie.
Copies of this article are available from the IHAI, if you are interested you can get one here.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
This coffee table book is a followup to our BAR on the Loughbrickland site published earlier this year and is intended to give more of an overview of the site, focusing more on the results of the excavation than the process leading to those results.
This book was written by Angela Porter and published by the DRD Roads Service. The majority of illustrations and cover design were created by our in house illustrator Stephanie Godden.
Friday, 3 July 2009
East Belfast graveyard
A regeneration project has uncovered a nineteenth century graveyard where thousands of people may be buried. Human remains underneath a church car park are being exhumed.
Chris Page has been to the site and spoke to Gary Mason, the Methodist Minister at the East Belfast Mission, and the Archaeological Site Director of the dig, Colin Dunlop.
The video footage of this article is available on the BBC Newsline website here, enjoy!
The results of a significant archaeological dig have been unveiled in County Down.
Neolithic and Bronze Age remains were found at Loughbrickland when work began on new roads four years ago.
They included evidence of three Neolithic houses dating back over 6,000 year and a Bronze Age burial site.
Information boards have now been erected at the site. It is not yet known where the artefacts will be stored on a permanent basis.
Speaking about the finds, Education Minister Catriona Ruane, on behalf of Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy, said: "The display of these information boards marks the completion of the archaeological works associated with the A1 Loughbrickland to Beech Hill dual carriageway scheme.
This exerpt was from the BBC news website, for the rest of the article you can visit their website here.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Our article "Trouble And Trade In Antrim Town'' has been published in the summer 2009 issue of Archaeology Ireland. This article by site directors Jonathan Barkley and Gavin Donaghy details their recent archaeological investigation of the old Antrim Courthouse and highlights the toubled past of this building through the analysis of a cannon ball and a William and Mary halfpenny found during the excavation. Archaeology Ireland can be puchased from a number of large newsagents as well as from their website here.
Friday, 24 April 2009
The book tells the story of neolithic to bronze age settlement and burials through the eyes of three guides, Archie the Archaeologist, Niall Ithic and Bron Sage. The aim of this publication is to educate children about the day to day life of our ancient ancestors through the medium of archaeology and storytelling.
This book will be released through the Roads Service and more information about the publication will be available here after its release.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
The Archaeology of the Dungannon - Ballygawley Roadworks.
8th to 10th of May: County Field Trip: Co. Longford*
Mon 11th May: Paula Rymer, 14 Chrono: QUB Carbon Dating Department
AMS Carbon Dating at Queen’s, Why size matters.
23rd to 30th of May: Field Trip, Normandy*
Mon 8th of June: Field Trip (evening) Carrickfergus*
Sat 20th of June: Field Trip Rathlin*
Sat 8th of August: Field Trip National Museum Dublin*
Mon 24th August: Field Trip (evening) *
Mon 28th of Sept: Martin Keery, Gahan and Long Ltd.
The Excavation of Former Glassworks Site Sirroco works Belfast.
Mon 26th of Oct: Frazer Hunter, National Museums of Scotland.
The Romans in Scotland, Latest work.
Thurs 22nd of Oct: Annual Dinner *
Mon 16th Nov: Jonathan Bell, Rundale in the Glens of Antrim, Findings from The Glens of Antrim Historical Society’s Clachan Project,
Mon 7th of Dec: Chris Hunt, Queens University, Belfast.
50,000 years in the Rain Forest of Borneo.
Mon 25th of Jan 2010: Annual General meeting at 7:45pm*
* details will be announced through the newsletter and at the lectures.
If you are interested in any of these informative evenings and outings, please contact the Ulster Archaeological Society through their website here, or alternatively through there email address here.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
If you would like more information on this publication, or are interested in purchasing it please follow this link. Alternatively you could visit us at our website here.