Medieval hut at UCD burned down in ‘arson’ attack

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí are investigating after a replica medieval roundhouse was destroyed in an arson attack at UCD in Dublin earlier this month. The archaeological building, which was built by students and part of the UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture, was set alight on Friday evening, May 10th in what was described by UCD as an ‘arson attack’. The structure was completely destroyed in the blaze …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 20 May]

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Working conditions for archaeologists

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The Department of Archaeology in University College Cork wishes to express strong support for the position currently being taken by the trade union Unite in seeking better pay and working conditions for commercial archaeologists in Ireland (‘Archaeologists seek “appropriate” pay after site walk-off’, News, July 9th) …” (more)

[William O’Brien, Irish Times, 30 July]

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UCD archaeologists seek to recreate the world of our ancestors

Posted in Research on April 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“How did our ancestors create the world they lived in? How did they survive without the modern accoutrements that make our lives easy? The question is at the heart of archaeology and forms the basis of a unique project in a quiet corner of University College Dublin’s sprawling Belfield campus …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 11 April]

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The Trinity Skeletons: Who were they and why were they buried here?

Posted in Life on August 25th, 2014 by steve

“The recent discovery of human remains outside Trinity College Dublin was a cause of much excitement both for archaeologists and the general public …” (more)

[, 24 August]

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Archaeologists uncover medieval human remains outside Trinity College, Dublin

Posted in Life on August 16th, 2014 by steve

“Exciting news emerged today about a number of skeletons which were recently discovered outside Trinity College, Dublin, by Rubicon Heritage Services. In total, the partial remains of five individuals were identified at a depth of 1.5m below current street level …” (more)

[Colm Moriarty, Irish Archaeology, 14 August]

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Human remains found in Dublin could be Vikings

Posted in Life on August 15th, 2014 by steve

“Archaeological experts believe human remains of at least four people found during digging for a new Luas line in Dublin could date back to the Vikings. Last month, during Luas cross city works on College Green, the remains of one person were found 1.5m below the ground just north of the gates of Trinity College …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 15 August]

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Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

Posted in Life on August 14th, 2014 by steve

“Multiple human remains have been found under the pavement outside Trinity College Dublin. Skeletal remains were first found in mid-July, during construction work for the Luas Cross City project, outside Trinity’s front gate …” (more)

[, 14 August]

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Swings and roundabouts?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 13th, 2011 by steve

“UK students rush to Maastricht. European students run to the UK. So what is the story here? Is UK (or English) higher education in the post-Browne era so terrible that a mass exodus to the Netherlands is underway? The Independent reports that a Dutch university has seen a ‘tenfold’ rise in applicants …” (more)

[Registrarism, 13 June]

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UK Archaeologists Protest Rule Forcing Reburial of Human Remains

Posted in Legal issues, Research on February 4th, 2011 by steve

“United Kingdom archaeologists are protesting a recent change in the licensing of excavations that requires the reburial of any human remains found in England or Wales …” (more)

[John Travis, Science Insider, 4 February]

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Researchers Uncover 17th Century Foyle Fort

Posted in Research on December 28th, 2010 by steve

“University of Ulster researchers have discovered the Remains of a 410-year-old fort on the banks of the River Foyle. The bastion fortification was built by Sir Henry Docwra in 1600 at Dunnalong, near Strabane …” (more)

[University of Ulster, 28 December]

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