Zooarchaeology in Ireland: practice and prospects


Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2


Friday 6th October 2017 10am–1.30pm


Free – advance registration is required Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zooarchaeology-in-ireland-practice-and-prospects-tickets-37685980783


This workshop will bring together practitioners, regulators and interested parties to explore zooarchaeological practice in Ireland today. What are the strengths and expertise? Where are the gaps in knowledge, training, skills and guidelines? What are the challenges in practice? Through a morning of short lectures and interactive discussion, this workshop will assess how we can better support Irish zooarchaeology in the future. The workshop is being organised by the INSTAR-funded project, “Settlement and Landscape in Later Prehistoric Ireland – Seeing beyond the site” (PIs: Dr Katharina Becker and Dr Ben Gearey, UCC). We are investigating archaeology and landscapes of Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Ireland (1200BC–AD400). We are exploring the economic basis of societies, and identifying agricultural and landuse strategies. The research team is multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and international. Any questions about the workshop? Contact the event organiser, Dr Meriel McClatchie, UCD (meriel.mcclatchie@ucd.ie)‌


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Project funding

INSTAR Project AR04557

TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland)