Monday, 26 August 2013

Archaeofest 2013

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Archaeofest 2013, a set on Flickr.

On Saturday 24th of August, as part of Heritage Week, the UCD School of Archaeology and members of the Archaeology Society organised a display of experimental archaeology for the public. A first group fired pots which had been made and let to dry prior to the day. A second group show-cased the techniques of flint-knapping as well as tools which they had produced as part of the Flintknapping experimental group at UCD (e.g. stone axes).

Some photographs of the mock for children are also included (nota: this was not organised by UCD)

Pottery experiments - by Wayne Malone

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Some photographs from the pottery-making experiments at UCD. Courtesy of Wayne Malone.

Seminar series for semester 1, 2013-2014

Here is the programme for the upcoming seminar series for the first term of the year ! A huge thank you to Steve Davis for organising it.

(Thursdays at 5:30 pm, Room A109, Newman Building, UCD)

   All welcome

For further information contact:

  • Thursday 12th September, 2013

Dr Laura McAtackney, UCD School of Social Justice

“Graffiti recording in the West Wing of Kilmainham Gaol: ‘reading’ the revolutionary period?” - read the report here

  • Thursday 26th September, 2013

Dr Maureen Doyle, UCD School of Archaeology

"Keeping up appearances:  dress and identity in early medieval Ireland" - read the report here

  • Thursday 10th October, 2013
Dr Katharina Becker, University of Bradford

"Token interpretations: the interpretation of cremation burial in Late Prehistoric Ireland" - read the report here

  • Thursday 24th October, 2013

Dr Geert Verhoeven, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection

"Breaking new ground from the air: some recent technologies for the benefit of aerial archaeology” - read the report here

  • Thursday 7th November, 2013

Prof. Colin Richards, University of Manchester

"Wrapping up the late Neolithic in Orkney"

  • Thursday 14th November, 2013

Prof. Paul Pettitt, University of Durham

"The emergence of cave art in Palaeolithic Europe: new research, new hypotheses”

  • Thursday 21st November, 2013
Prof. David Hendy, University of Sussex

“Noise:a Human History - Telling the Story of Sound before the Age of Recording”

  • Thursday 28th November 2013
Dr Liz Fitzpatrick, NUIG

    “Title TBC”

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

2012-2013 in pictures

2012-2013 in pictures, a set on Flickr.
A small update from our Flickr page: here is an album with some of the highlights from the Society events in the year 2012-2013 !

Want to add your pictures to the album? Just send us an email.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Welcome !

Welcome to our new webpage for the UCD Archaeology Society !

For any queries, please contact your committee for any question regarding the Society and its events; for any technical problems with the website, please contact the administrator.