Friday, 19 June 2015

New environmental archaeology blog!

A new blog has been established to highlight the work of environmental archaeologists in Ireland. Environmental archaeology is the study of human-environment interactions through the scientific investigation of ancient remains. The remains often derive from archaeological excavations. Environmental archaeologists analyse a wide variety of material, including remains of plants, wood, animals and insects. These analyses reveal what people ate in the past, how they organised their economies, and how people interacted with their local environments and wider landscapes.