Submission Guidelines

To submit the report electronically you will need, first of all, to have a username and password.

Please email admin@excavations.ie and provide us with your latest excavation number. We will email out your username and password. Please be sure to check your email’s spam box if you do not hear from us within an hour or two, as your username and password may have been diverted there by your email programme.

On the home page log into the Submit Report section. Insert your username and password and you are ready to submit your report.

1. The ID number at the top is for administrative purposes and can be safely ignored!

2. Date Excavation was completed and Confirm excavation completion date. There is a drop down calendar to help with dates. The crucial element here is the year, hence the confirmation box!

4. Site number will be allocated by the editor.

5. Site name. Please include details as submitted for licence application: ie include townland name in the case of a rural site or street address in the case of an urban site.

6. Site type: This should include the period and site type. Please use the phrase No archaeology found rather than No archaeological significance.

7. Irish Grid Co-ordinates:
All published coordinates will now be in the ITM (Irish Transverse Mercator) format. For your convenience a convertor can be used if you wish to use the old IG reference system. For an explanation of ITM Coordinates see http://www.osi.ie/services/gps-services/migrating-to-itm.aspx

8. ITM Coordinates (Easting & Northing)
All published coordinates will now be in the ITM (Irish Transverse Mercator) format. For your convenience a convertor can be used if you wish to use the old IG reference system. For an explanation of ITM Coordinates see http://www.osi.ie/services/gps-services/migrating-to-itm.aspx

9. Sites and monuments record no. Include if appropriate.

10. Excavation licence number. Please use the new 7-digit system on your licence

11. Description
Please aim for about 500 words where possible. But is it is not be possible to keep to this, do try to be as brief as possible. It is not the function of the site to contain a repeat of any statutory report in all its detail. Please include links for explanatory details like, for instance, geology and relevant associated archaeology.

12. Image. Please include images to illustrate the site description. A map and one image should suffice.