HERoNI Lecture Series, Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd- Interesting finds from the past 5 years
Friday 26 April 2024, 1pm (PRONI Lecture Theatre)
Speaker: Mr Stuart Alexander, Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd
Over the last 5 years (NAC Ltd) have undertaken a number of interesting excavations across Northern Ireland. This talk will discuss some of these excavations and discoveries. These include, two large Early Neolithic Houses in Derry, the discovery of pre-Viking Norse burial on Rathlin Island and with one of the earliest dated Norse brooches ever discovered in the British Isles, a battlefield site related to the 1689 Siege of Charlemont Fort, which includes the first ever archaeological excavated musket from the Williamite Wars, and an Early Medieval rath at Portglenone where the waterlogged ditch preserved numerous wooden artefacts, a bronze cauldron and an original bridge used to cross the ditch of the rath, the first bridge to be excavated since Lissue rath in the 1940’s.