Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Kilkenny Workhouse mass burials: an archaeology of the Irish Potato Famine

The Kilkenny Workhouse mass burials: an archaeology of the Irish Potato Famine

 The horrifying human cost of the Great Irish Famine is well known, but what archaeological traces has it left? Recent research at Queen’s University Belfast by Jonny Geber has revealed the realities of life for a community struck down during the crisis, and how a misdiagnosis may have added to the suffering.

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