Tag Archives: prehistory

Our Next Event: ‘The Late Prehistoric royal site of Rathcroghan – a centre of cult, kingship and cosmos’

Wednesday, 4 December, at 8.15pm in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone Talk by Joseph Fenwick Summary Rathcroghan, ancient Crúachu, like the other ‘royal’ sites, features prominently in the literary imagination of early medieval Ireland. These places are presented as royal strongholds, distinguished cemeteries, and the backdrop for … Continue reading

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A Genomic Compendium of an Island

Tuesday, 22 January, at 8.15pm in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone Talk by Dr Lara Cassidy Summary Over the past six years the emerging field of ancient genomics has revolutionized our understanding of human prehistory. Novel DNA sequencing technologies have rendered the genomes of ancient humans as accessible … Continue reading

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