Wetland Archaeology in Ireland and Beyond University College Dublin by dov51579


									Wetland Archaeology
  in Ireland and Beyond

    University College Dublin
     6th-7th February 2010
  To coincide with World Wetlands Day 2010

                                             Session 1
Saturday 6th of February
09:00–09:25   A Peatland Habitation Site from Ballykean Bog, County Offaly
              S. Turrell
09:25–09:50   Adventures in the Pill: early waterfront structures at Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7
              T. Bolger
09:50–10:15   An Iron Age causeway in Annaholty Bog, Co. Tipperary
              K. Taylor
10:15–10:40   Irish Iron Age bog bodies unveiled: The National Museum of Ireland’s Bog Bodies Research
              I. Mulhall
10:40–10:50   Discussion
10:50–11:15   Coffee
11:15–11:40   A unique insight into a pre-historic landscape at Ballybeg Bog, Co. Offaly
              N. Rohan
11:40–12:05   Medieval fishweirs at Boarland Rock, Fergus estuary, Co. Clare
              A. O'Sullivan, M. Dillon, C. McDermott and R. Sands
12:05–12:30   Structures and junctions; The Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age at Edercloon, Co. Longford
              C. Moore
12:30–12:55   Approaching Iron Age Wetland Landscapes: excavation at Cults Loch, Galloway, SW Scotland
              A. Crone and G. Cavers
12:55–13:10   Discussion
13:10–14:00   Lunch & Posters
14:00–14:25   A multi-proxy palaeoecological investigation of a multi-period burnt mound complex,
              Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
              S. Timpany
14:25–14:50   Wetland Geophysics; Some Applications in Irish Archaeological Settings
              K. Barton, J. Bonsall and H. Gimson
14:50–15:15   Revealing the ancient environment at Edercloon
              N. Bermingham, G. Plunkett, E. Reilly and I. Stuijts

15:15–15:30   Discussion
15:30–16:00   Coffee
16:00–16:25   A Brief Overview of the Wood and Plant Remains Results from Kilbegly Mill, Co. Roscommon
              E. OCarroll and S. Lyons
16:25–16:50   New insights into the riverine environment and landscape of pre-Viking Dublin:
              palaeoenvironmental analysis at Clancy Barracks and Ormond Quay, Dublin
              E. Reilly, R. Allen, B. Geary, E. Hopla and L. O’Donnell
16:50–17:15   Examining the relationships between Holocene climate change, vegetation history and human
              activities in the wetlands of Ireland: case studies from Littleton Bog (Co. Tipperary) and
              Kinnegad Bog (Co. Meath)
              N.P. Branch, D.S. Young, S. Black, G. Dormer, I.P. Matthews, J. McCarroll, O. Pritchard and J.
17:15–17:45   Discussion

                                         UCD School of Archaeology

   Newman Building, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
                                             Session 2
Sunday 7th of February
09:00–09:25   Title pending
              M. Keane/S. Kirwan
09:25–09:50   Torture or Ritual: Interpreting Irish Iron Age Bog Bodies
              E. Kelly
09:50–10:15   Peatland excavations and surveys in BnM Peatlands 1999-present
              J. Whitaker
10:15–10:40   Northern Ireland's foreshore frontier: archaeological research on the intertidal zone and
              T.C. McErlean
10:40–10:50   Discussion
10:50–11:15   Coffee
11:15–11:40   Practically ritual? The practice of artefact deposition at Edercloon, Co. Longford
              C. Moore
11:40–12:05   Wetland Deposition: context, content and contrast
              K. Becker
12:05–12:30   The Fergus estuary and islands: new views over an estuarine landscape
              M. Dillon and A. O'Sullivan
12:30–12:55   ‘You can't always get what you want’: a client’s perspective on wetland archaeology
              R. Swan
12:55–13:10   Discussion
13:10–14:00   Lunch & Posters
14:00–14:25   Palaeoecology, sedimentology and archaeology: untangling the environmental and human
              history of Belderrig, north County Mayo, Ireland
              N. Holmes
14:25–14:50   An Appraisal of the Archaeology of N. Ireland’s Rivers: A Catchment-Based Approach
              R. McNeary
14:50–15:15   Sequencing and correlation of wetland archaeological and environmental records in the Irish
              Midlands: the need for robust chronological approaches
              I.P. Matthews, N.P.Branch, D.S. Young, K. Denton and J. Whitaker
15:15–15:30   Discussion
15:30–16:00   Coffee
16:00–16:25   Trouble or opportunity? Marginal woodlands
              I. Stuijts
16:25–16:50   Using ground-penetrating radar to image features within peatlands: a feasibility study from
              four Irish bogs
              D. Howell, T. Astin, N.P. Branch and D.S. Young
16:50–17:15   Wetland archaeology – what’s in it for the palaeoecologist?
              C. Caseldine

17:15–17:45   Discussion

                                         UCD School of Archaeology

   Newman Building, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
  Wetland Archaeology in Ireland and Beyond
           Conference University College Dublin, 6th-7th February 2010

Wetlands are an intrinsic part of the Irish landscape, they have also been at the heart of numerous
archaeological investigation, particularly over the last 25 years. Although a relatively recently coined term,
Wetlands encapsulates a critical range of landscapes, locations and places - exploited, revered, feared, crossed
or ignored in different measure by various groups of people across both time and space. Today in Ireland they
are in many respects either marginal or exploited. However, both their environment and their archaeology
create very special and important places, an importance and uniqueness recognised by World Wetlands Day
and the designation of 45 Ramsar sites from across Ireland.

This conference builds on a long tradition of archaeological examination of Irish wetlands. Papers are sought
that introduce new research, or explore new approaches to previous research, with specific reference to
peoples' interactions with wetlands. Papers can work at various scales from the wide to the site specific and
across different themes from the sacred to the profane to the environmental.

Papers at the conference will be broadly grouped into sessions of archaeological and environmental studies at
small and large scales. The first day will focus on site level studies mainly relating to individual sites or
excavations and environmental studies at local scale. The second day will feature inter-site papers, surveys,
regional level environmental studies and multidisciplinary projects. Individual projects wishing to present
more than one paper are requested to submit proposals across the scales and themes of the conference.

                                   Outline Programme
                                            6th February                      7th February
           Morning                Session 1: Archaeological 1          Session 3: Archaeological 2
           Lunch                               Posters                           Posters
           Afternoon              Session 2: Environmental 1           Session 4: Environmental 2

One of the major objectives of the conference is to highlight the diversity of archaeologies and environments
in Irish wetland archaeology and the range of methodological and theoretical approaches adopted. We are
particularly keen to encourage papers that attempt to integrate these thematic areas either in a focused or in
a wider synthetic fashion.

Recent years have seen many notable projects undertaken in Ireland either as part of existing wetland
strategies or as individual projects in the context of infrastructure developments etc. This conference will
present forum for a wide range of people undertaking archaeological and environmental studies to (re)engage
in dialogue on the development of wetland archaeology in Ireland over the past 25 years and to consider
themes, priorities and potentials for the future.

              Theatre N, Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
For further information please contact the organisers or visit our website at www.ucd.ie/archaeology/wetland2010
                                   or email us at wetland.archaeology@ucd.ie

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the support and sponsorship provided by the Office of Public Works

                                         UCD School of Archaeology

 Newman Building, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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