Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation


This two week summer school program gives students a hands-on orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including archaeological survey, archaeological excavation, experimental archaeology and post-excavation analysis. The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site, specifically the Ferrycarrig ringwork (one of the first Norman castles constructed in Ireland in 1169AD/CE),  within its heritage setting in general, and that of the medieval landscape of Wexford in particular. Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.

Course Details

  • Course Dates: June 23 – July 6, 2019
  • Where: Wexford and the Irish National Heritage Park
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €1,950 (including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment and field trips)
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  •  Application Deadline : April 12, 2019
  • Instructors: Dr. Denis Shine
  • Apply through Maynooth University – click here