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One Day Workshops & Events

Available on Selected Saturdays During the 2022 Season

New for 2022! On selected Saturdays during the summer season we will be hosting a series of one day workshops and other events related to archaeology and country life.

One Day Workshops:

Archaeology and Palaeoecology In this course we will explore how palaeoecology complements archaeological evidence by proving an insight on crops, livestock densities, pathologies, ecosystem and available resources. We will consider a suite of proxies, their applications to the archaeological context and the advantages of a multi proxy approach. A number of practical examples, exercises and hands-on learning are an integral part of this course. Participants are encouraged to take a problem-solving approach by considering all the available techniques and proxies available to answer their research questions.

Tutor: Dr. Carla Sá Ferreira

Dates: 4th June / 9th July

A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analysing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyses spatial location and organises layers of information into visualisations using maps and 3D scenes. This one-day course will cover:

  • What is GIS and why is it useful to archaeologists?
  • The Basics – Creating QGIS projects, defining a coordinate reference system and adding data.
  • File Structures – The Shapefile and how to manipulate it.
  • Digitising – Creating points, lines and polygons to depict your data.
  • Styles – Creating styles for data visualisation.
  • Outputs: The Print Composer and how to output maps.


By the end of the session the student will be able to open a new project, add and create data, and output maps to assist with visualising archaeological data.
Tutor: Martin Duffy, BA (Hons), MSc.GIS

Animal Osteology
Larger vertebrate remains, such as bones of domesticated animals, are usually visible during excavation and can be collected together with artefacts. Animal bones are used in a very wide variety of types of study, most of which investigate how the presence of animal bones at an archaeological site relate to past human activities, beliefs and environment.

One-Day Workshop Course Fees: €95.00 pp

One Day Events:

The programme of one-day events will include the following crafts:

  • Foraging
  • Basketry
  • Soap Making

One-Day Event Course Fees: €75.00 pp