As the year winds to a close, I’ve been looking over what I’ve put out on this blog and how it has been received. I’ve never claimed that I’ve written for anyone other than myself, but to know that there’s an audience for what I produce is wonderful and incredibly humbling. To everyone who has read, shared, enjoyed, or supported me in this endeavour in some way over the last 12 months, I offer you my most sincere thanks! It has been brilliant! … You’ve been brilliant! We’ve been brilliant together!
Only one post not written by me made it into the Top Ten & I'm very grateful to Sergey Telizhenko for sharing the results of his project on damage to archaeological sites in the Ukraine. Once again, topics relating to Drumclay crannog dominate … and by ‘dominate’ I mean ‘occupy six of the 10 places’. I never wanted this to become the ‘Drumclay Blog’, but it seems like it will be a recurring theme for some time yet to come! … While we can only wait to see what happens in 2017, here’s the most popular in 2016:
9 (1465 views) Monitoring Archaeological Sites & Monuments in a War Zone
7 (1548 views) Jackie McDowell: On dry ground. An early medieval settlement at Deer Park Farms, Co.Antrim | Drumclay Conference 2014 | Review
5 (2149 views) Dr.Eileen Reilly: Dirt, hygiene and health on early medieval settlements |Drumclay Conference 2014 | Review
4 (2402 views) Ian Riddler: Teasing apart the bone and antler objects | Drumclay Conference 2014 | Review
3 (2455 views) Prof.Aidan O'Sullivan: Why people chose to live on lakes | Drumclay Conference 2014| Review
2 (2559 views) Building the ultimate Library of Irish archaeology and history. Part III: The Irish Antiquarians