Sunday, 12 July 2009

Loughbrickland Coffee Table Book.

Nac are pleased to announce the lauch of a new publication based upon our excavations along the A1 at Loughbrickland.

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

We're in the news again!

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!

N.A.C in the news!

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.