This is an inter-disciplinary project which involves a study of burials in Ireland from the 1st to the 8th centuries AD based on the archaeological evidence in combination with primary documentary sources available from Ireland, Britain and the Continent. The aim is to interpret burial practices as indicators of social practices, social hierarchies, cultural intrusions, boundary markers, taking possession of territories, the establishment of dynasties, religious conversion and external relationships.
This project is supported by the Heritage Council under the Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) Programme, 2008 (Ref. 16661); 2009 (Ref. 16700) 2010 (Ref.ARO1054)