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Excavations 2010: Summary accounts of archaeological excavations in Ireland

Excavations 2010: Summary accounts of archaeological excavations in Ireland

Isabel Bennett

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This series constitutes an easily accessible resource for catching up on new discoveries and the changing trends in archaeological excavation throughout the country. The current volume includes reports for 846 excavations. Bennett notes that ‘even though less excavations may be taking place in comparison to the “boom” years, new and exciting discoveries are still being made, and this bulletin contains a summary on preliminary work on a shipwreck, Rutland Island Wreck 2 (Agnes’ Bight), Burtonport Harbour (entry No. 181)’.

Bennett also tells us that, ‘In 2010, most work by far and away was carried out in County Wexford (160 sites, with 2 further for which summaries were not sent in), due in particular to work on the proposed M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Scheme and also on the N25 New Ross Bypass Road Scheme. Dublin, with 67 sites (+ 4) came in second place, as might be expected for the area with the greatest concentration of population in the country, and then Galway, with 56 sites (with a further 6 summaries not received).

The least numbers of sites were explored in Carlow, with 1 summary submitted and a second licence issued in the county, Longford, with 2 summaries, and Laois, with 2 summaries submitted (and a further 2 licences issued).’

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Author Isabel Bennett
Publisher Wordwell
Publication date 24 Jun 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781905569809

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