The Legacy of Development-led Archaeology
This conference will offer the opportunity to reflect on the legacy provided by development-led excavation and subsequent research. Development has been the driving force dominating Irish archaeology for the last twenty years and so it is important to assess the advantages and disadvantages it has brought and the lessons, if any, that we have learnt. Naturally, there are multiple questions we can ask ourselves about this legacy and the aim of this conference is to begin to address some of those questions:
Have we adequately communicated our discoveries to one another, the public and the opinion formers/policy-makers?
Did we realise the potential of specialist scientific analyses in relation to environmental studies, 14C dating, geophysics, residue analysis, etc.?
What has been the impact on our distribution maps as representations of past activity versus representations of areas of modern development?
What contribution has this deluge of new data made to the identification of significant regional patterns?
How has the academic community dealt with the information generated – synthesis, indifference or panic; collaboration or appropriation?
What has been the impact on Irish archaeologists; have circumstances improved or disproved as a result of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years and have our roles now changed?
Consequently, have our methodological and organisational approaches evolved and has this impacted archaeological practice in other countries?
Submissions are also open for 10-minute presentations on current and recently submitted post-graduate research, all topics welcome.
The Conference will be held in The Pearse Hotel, 98-109 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 - see www.pearsehotel.com for details.
- 20/02/2013 16:26 - CPD 2013
- 20/02/2013 11:55 - Association of Young Irish Archaeologists Conference
- 18/02/2013 20:10 - Coordinator of the Louth Field Names Project Tender
- 04/02/2013 13:42 - Bord Gais tenders for archaeological services
- 31/01/2013 17:52 - NMS announces procedures for submission of digital copies of excavation reports