Bective excavations Blog


Bective Abbey Project Podcasts
September 2, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: Podcast

After the Party Comes the Paperwork      Click this link to stream the podcast online.                

To download to your iPod, iPhone, or iTunes, search the word ‘bective’ on the iTunes store in the podcast section.

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/bective-abbey-project-podcast/id455910931

The Bective Abbey research excavation is what the Director of the site, Dr Geraldine Stout refers to as ‘Slow’ archaeology. This low-tech traditional excavation is a million miles away from the TV’s Time Team and is in many ways as much a social experiment as it is research project. This series will allow the listener to join in on the discovery of new things about Bective Abbey and it’s surroundings; learn alongside the site’s student volunteers; take a visit to and hear from the experts showcasing many of Meath’s Heritage sites, and most of all listen in on the hard-earned tea breaks, end-of-day pints and on-site ‘craic’.

As the time approaches to close the Bective Abbey Cuttings for another year, this episode will outline the results of the summer project. We will hear from the staff and students about their experience on the site, the highs and the lows, the weather, and most importantly the gossip. The episode will include highlights from the traditional sing-song at the world famous end-of-dig party. Finally, in the days after the excavation we catch up with the Director of the Site, Dr Geraldine Stout, as she begins the laborious paperwork that inevitably follows the project. We will hear about her take on the success of the project and the plans for next year.

This podcast is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan 2007-2011

supported by Meath County Council.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of the podcasts.



Bective Abbey Project Podcasts
August 26, 2011, 12:24 am
Filed under: Podcast

Time to Bring in the White Coats       Click this link to stream the podcast online.

To download to your iPod, iPhone, or iTunes, search the word ‘bective’ on the iTunes store in the podcast section.

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/bective-abbey-project-podcast/id455910931

The Bective Abbey research excavation is what the Co-Director of the site, Dr Geraldine Stout refers to as ‘Slow’ archaeology. This low-tech traditional excavation is a million miles away from the TV’s Time Team and is in many ways as much a social experiment as it is research project. This series will allow the listener to join in on the discovery of new things about Bective Abbey and it’s surroundings; learn alongside the site’s student volunteers; take a visit to and hear from the experts showcasing many of Meath’s Heritage sites, and most of all listen in on the hard-earned tea breaks, end-of-day pints and on-site ‘craic’.

A major aspect of the Bective Abbey Project is educating third level student about traditional and more modern archaeological practices. This episode will include portion of lectures from various specialists brought in to lend their knowledge to the various discoveries on the site. We will hear from experts such as the ‘bone woman’, about what the items discovered on the site tell us about the lives of the monks who once lived in Bective Abbey. 

This podcast is an action of the County Meath

Heritage Plan 2007-2011 supported by Meath County Council.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of the podcasts.


	
	

Bective Abbey Project Podcasts
August 19, 2011, 1:00 am
Filed under: Podcast

Diggers On Tour  Click this link to stream the podcast online.

To download to your iPod, iPhone, or iTunes, search the word ‘bective’ on the iTunes store in the podcast section.

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/bective-abbey-project-podcast/id455910931

The Bective Abbey research excavation is what the Co-Director of the site, Dr Geraldine Stout refers to as ‘Slow’ archaeology. This low-tech traditional excavation is a million miles away from the TV’s Time Team and is in many ways as much a social experiment as it is research project. This series will allow the listener to join in on the discovery of new things about Bective Abbey and it’s surroundings; learn alongside the site’s student volunteers; take a visit to and hear from the experts showcasing many of Meath’s Heritage sites, and most of all listen in on the hard-earned tea breaks, end-of-day pints and on-site ‘craic’.

In this episode the staff and volunteers go on tour. The episode will include visits to heritage locations in and around County Meath including Trim Castle, Brú na Bóinne and Newgrange. We will also visit the IAFS research excavations at Blackfriary in Trim and learn of their new discoveries. 

This podcast is an action of the County Meath

Heritage Plan 2007-2011 supported by Meath County Council.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of the podcasts.

After a busy month excavating, Geraldine and Matthew Stout return home to listen to the Bective Abbey Project Podcasts.



Bective Abbey Project Podcasts
August 11, 2011, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Podcast

A Day in the Life of a Digger     Click this link to stream the podcast online.

To download to your iPod, iPhone, or iTunes, search the word ‘bective’ on the iTunes store in the podcast section.

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/bective-abbey-project-podcast/id455910931

The Bective Abbey research excavation is what the Co-Director of the site, Dr Geraldine Stout refers to as ‘Slow’ archaeology. This low-tech traditional excavation is a million miles away from the TV’s Time Team and is in many ways as much a social experiment as it is research project. This series will allow the listener to join in on the discovery of new things about Bective Abbey and it’s surroundings; learn alongside the site’s student volunteers; take a visit to and hear from the experts showcasing many of Meath’s Heritage sites, and most of all listen in on the hard-earned tea breaks, end-of-day pints and on-site ‘craic’.

In the first episode we will document a typical day on a research excavation in a rain-prone Ireland. We meet the ‘old school’ archaeologists and new students as they arrive on the site. This episode introduces the feature series’Pièce de résistance, our very own ‘Confession Portaloo’, where the team will be encouraged to share their every experience and perhaps grievance with the microphone in an effort to enhance the comical/social experiment aspect of the dig. A Day in the Life of a Digger will take the listener from the aching muscles in the morning to the all important tea break all the way to ‘down tools’ and a pint at Crockets in Bective village.

This podcast is an action of the County Meath

Heritage Plan 2007-2011 supported by Meath County Council.