Come and find out about some of the sciences behind our archaeology. Through the lens of a microscope the world of archaeobotany (plants), entomology (insects) and wood anatomy will show how Vikings and the people of medieval Dublin lived. Everything from their diet, farming practices and the woods and plants they used to build their house and maintain their daily lives. The weird but wonderful world of analyzing medieval cess pits can be smelly, but as well as finding remains of the plants people ate, the insects we find can tell archaeologists the types diseases they may have had, the animals they kept and how dirty their houses were. Interested, well find out all this and more at this special event when science brings Viking Dublin to life!
Happening Saturday the 29th of June from 11am to 4pm.