Standing in Their Footprints

Standing in Their Footprints

BY Ian Kuijt

It is almost always clear when archaeological research projects start. It is that brief and unplanned moment when someone connects in a deeply personal way with the world of the past, of someone else’s world, and sees the need to learn more.

In my case, it was in 2006 when I was having lunch on the remote island of Inishark, County Galway, eight miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Shark never had electricity or much of a port, and when the last 25 people left the Irish island on October 20, 1960, they left behind a village of stone houses, outbuildings and a graveyard where their relatives were buried.

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