Ancient DNA“We could actually tell that his parents were either full siblings or parent and child. So, he was the son of first-degree incest.” 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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No, Dr Lara Cassidy does not feel like Indiana Jones. Well, most days, anyway. That’s what the self-described “ancient geneticist” told Ryan Tubridy on Wednesday. Dr Cassidy works at Trinity College, Dublin and specialises in getting DNA out of archaeological remains. Her work fuses genetics and history – and one of those things is Ryan’s favourite subject. But how, our host wondered, did Lara get involved …

Historic Find at Glencar Lake“It’s just the density of material that’s really unusual.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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What are the chances that a drought, an archaeologist and a picnic would all collide in the environs of Glencar Lake to reveal a massive haul of artefacts; the likes of which have never been seen in the area before? Well, whatever the chances, it happened; as archaeologist Marion Dowd told Kathryn Thomas on the Ray D’Arcy Show. Speaking on …

Archaeological Discovery“I sorta got sick of homework, so I said I’d head down to the lake.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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So what has your 12 year old been getting up to during lockdown? Some quality Lego time, maybe? A decent bit of work on hand-passing? Or perhaps a major investment in Disney+? A lot of 6th class kids will have been sorely disappointed that they didn’t get to finish their final year in primary school. No “graduations”, no trips away …