Setting up for Season 3

The sun is splitting the stones at Blackfriary this week and preparations are underway to get the site ship-shape for the opening of the excavations next week. With students arriving on Monday, the cabins have been delivered, tables and chairs are being dusted off, industrial sized boxes of teabags ordered, feature sheets and registers printed, finds bags sample bags organised, and we are nearly ready to go!

We can’t wait to start digging again đŸ™‚

Cabins arriving to site

Cabins being lowered into position


About blackfriary

The Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) is Ireland’s leading provider of university accredited, site based archaeological research and training. The Blackfriary research project is part of a community archaeology project, based in Trim, Co. Meath. Blackfriary is a 13th century Dominican abbey site; the archaeology includes the buried remains of the medieval abbey and graveyard. Students that participate in the excavation experience and practice all aspects of archaeological excavation processes, learning from experts and leaders in their field, and contribute to an established archaeological research project. IAFS have been excavating at Blackfriary since 2010; students participating have come from all over the works including the Australia, Canada, Europe and the USA.
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