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Year 1 (starting May 2008):

  • Compilation of data and design of a searchable database of burials
  • The holding of an open Symposium on 22nd November 2008, entitled ‘Mapping Death: people, boundaries and territories in Ireland, 1st to 8th centuries AD’
  • Post-graduate seminars relating to the project to be offered in UCD in Autumn Term 2008
  • Preliminary entry of data and testing of database

Year 2:

  • Continuing entry of data into database
  • Testing of database throughout archaeological community
  • Compilation of the inter-disciplinary study and interpretation of burial practices. Extension of collaboration with international colleagues
  • Continuation of interaction with scientific community with regard to use of isotopic/strontium analysis and c14 dating
  • The holding of an International two-day Symposium¬† on 27th/28th November 2009

Year 3:

  • Database to become fully accessible
  • Completion of an in-depth inter-disciplinary study of a series of burial sites
  • Production of guidelines on aspects of Irish burials
  • Production of a blueprint on inter-disciplinary studies (archaeology, landscape, history, documentary sources)