Futures and Pasts

The occasion of Dublin hosting the international conference ‘Euroscience Open Forum’ in July 2012 was celebrated with Dublin City of Science 2012—a year-long programme of science-related events (see www.dublinscience2012.ie/). The NRA contributed to this prestigious festival of science with ‘Futures and Pasts: archaeological science on Irish road schemes’, a one-day seminar held on 23 August 2012, which showcased a magnificent array of scientific techniques currently employed in Irish archaeology. The proceedings of the Futures and Pasts seminar were launched by Dr Eileen Murphy of Queens University, Belfast, on 22 August 2013 at the City Wall Space, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices. This new book is the 10th volume in the Archaeology and the National Roads Authority Monograph Series and covers a wide range of complex scientific techniques in an accessible and engaging style.

Futures and Pasts: archaeological science on Irish road schemes, edited by Bernice Kelly, Niall Roycroft and Michael Stanley and published by the NRA, is available through bookshops or directly from Wordwell Book Sales, Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (tel: +353 1 2947860; e-mail: office@wordwellbooks.com).