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Decay of ancient stone monuments

Published on: 29 May, 2010

Ancient Stone Monuments (ASMS), such as standing stones and rock art panels dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, are indicative of Britain’s rich prehistoric past. Despite their apparent robustness and resilience, these iconic archaeological sites occupy a fragile place in the rural landscape.

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Dictionary of the Irish Language

Published on: 6 March, 2010

The vernacular literature of medieval Ireland is a vast and fascinating resource stretching back as far as the sixth century, but much of it is written in archaic Old & Middle Irish, and the linguistic complexity of the material can be a barrier to accessing it. Academics at the University of Ulster have developed an electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language and are now working on a supplement that will update and expand it, funded by a five-year grant from the AHRC.

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