Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Archaeology field school places in high demand

It's no surprise that field school places are in high demand - smart students know that getting some field experience is worth its weight in gold and is the best way to land a job in commercial archaeology.

The Irish Times has reported that a County Clare field school has attracted three applicants for every place. This is bad news for the students that miss out but good news for those running the course.

The course helps fund research in the area, as part of the Caherconnell Archaeological Project.

Most of the applicants are from North America - the source of much funding for Masters and PhD programs in Ireland and the UK (as such students pay international fees - their contribution is tremendously important).


  1. Hi Ash

    In case your interested you can get updates on the progress of the field School at Caherconnell on or

    Thanks for mentioning us in your blog.
    Sean Davoren

  2. Thanks Sean! Will keep an eye out - wish I could join in!