Jessica was in Barcelona last week at the European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting, presenting Passage Tomb People to the wider archaeological community.
With nearly 3000 delegates and 4500 papers this year, EAA is one of the biggest archaeological annual conferences. Lots of fun and great to catch up with colleagues from different countries, but pretty exhausting at the same time!
Project PI Jessica (unofficially!) launched the Passage Tomb Project last Friday 24th August during Heritage Week at the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon. She was invited to give the 3rd Annual Professor Michael Herity Memorial Lecture with a talk entitled ‘Passage Tomb People: seeking the monument builders‘.
Professor Herity (1929 – 2016) was a renowned archaeologist and Professor Emeritus in the School – then Department – of Archaeology at UCD. He had very wide-ranging research interests spanning the Neolithic to medieval periods, publishing in 1974 the book ‘Irish Passage Graves‘ (essential reading for our project!).