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Co Mayo Archaeological Objects at The British Museum
The British Museum
holds 17 items identified as coming from Co Mayo along with one listed as
coming from Galway/Mayo. The majority of these (15) are assigned to the Bronze
Age. The most common object types are musical horns and pins (four each). All
18 arte...
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Into the West: Errigal Keerogue Church
< 3D Images <Table of Contents The next place on my
itinerary wasn’t too far from Knockmany … at least once I’d gotten myself
un-lost and back on the main road. I’ve visited Errigal Keerogue Church a few
times over the years and it always draws me back. The...
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Into the West: Errigle Keerogue Church 3D
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Co Cavan: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum
The British Museum
holds six items identified as coming from Co Cavan. The majority of these are
assigned to the Early Medieval and Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age (2 each),
followed by the Early Medieval period (2). Only two material types are
represented ...
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Lusus Naturae or the real thing?: Cropmarks in Shannaragh & Cornamucklagh, Co Tyrone
As many readers of this
blog are aware, I run a small project where I collect radiocarbon &dendrochronology dates into a single catalogue . Back in 2006 it started out as
a personal resource for my own research needs, but I found that other people also
saw ...
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Fear & loathing in Texas: The robes of a Grand Dragon of the KKK & some passing thoughts on statues of Queen Victoria
In the past while I’ve
published two pieces on this blog about some of the exhibits on display at The
Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, TX [ here | here ]. For some time I’ve wanted to
‘round out’ the series with a third post about another exhib...
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Co Armagh: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum
The British Museum
holds 35 items identified as coming from Co Armagh, along with one item
assigned to either Armagh or Meath. The majority of these (14) are assigned to
the Neolithic/Bronze Age, followed by the Early Medieval period (12). The most
common o...
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Irish Artefacts in the British Museum: An Interactive Analysis
Some time ago I was
struck by the idea to comb through the online British Museum catalogue to find
artefacts in their collections that came from Ireland. This was a terrible
idea. It was terrible not because there was so little, but because there was so
muc...
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Archaeologists know nothing! It's true - the OPW said so!
I was recently part of an online conversation about how
archaeology is portrayed in the media. A number of us had somewhat bridled at
seeing yet another newspaper headline where ‘archaeologists stumbled upon’ some
great find or other. It’s another iteration...
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Further new discoveries in the Knock Iveagh landscape
Knock Iveagh is a hill,
near Rathfriland, Co. Down. It was chosen as the site of a prehistoric burial cairn
around 4,000 BC and continued into later times as the inauguration place of the
Magennis chiefs. It has long been known that the hill sits at the cen...
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