Just casually having lunch in a castle

Monday, July 23rd

Today we had glorious lectures from Rory, the first about the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in Ireland and the second on GIS. The Bronze Age period (2500BC-600BC) can further be split into Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age and Later Bronze Age. EBA, in turn, holds the Beaker Period, the transition stage between the Copper Age and the Bronze Age. “Beaker” comes from the type of pottery associated with the period, found commonly in megalithic tomb burials as grave goods. During the MBA, round houses become universal, many with ditch enclosures. Crannogs, artificial islands made of stone or dirt and standing stone circles also come into use. There is a move toward hill forts and promontory forts during the LBA, with walls or palisades.

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You’ve got to go dig those holes

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Would you like to put your boots under my bed? (An Irish Proposal)

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Digging Up an Irish Island!

Hello, hello, hello!

My name is Chelsea Ryan and I am an Anthropology Major (Archaeology Concentration) at W&M and member of the Class of 2014. I blog this because I was ever so fortunate and lucky to be selected as a Kraemer Scholar for Summer 2012! I will put this scholarship toward for my six-week program at the Achill Archaeological Field School on Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland.

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Looking backward and forward

Meeting with the Archaeological Research Committee of the Bermuda National Trust during my last week on the island this summer.

 

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