Dr Carleton Jones

BA,MA,PhD

Contact Details

College Lecturer
Archaeology
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2303
E: carleton.jones@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Carleton Jones is a lecturer-above-the-bar in Archaeology at NUIG. Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and his MA (1992) and BA (1986) from California State University Long Beach. Dr. Jones’s research is concerned with investigating the organization and dynamics of prehistoric societies in Ireland with a focus on the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze Age periods. To that end, he directed a long-term field project surveying and excavating on the Burren in western Ireland which was supported in part by the Heritage Council and the Royal Irish Academy.  

Dr. Jones’s research takes an anthropological approach to the data and is particularly concerned with the inter-relatedness of aspects such as the scale of residential groups and patterns of settlement, the economic activities of communities, contact and exchange networks and mechanisms, the scale and focus of ritual activities including monument construction and use, the nature of status distinctions, and the linking of landscapes and identities.

Prior to joining the staff at NUIG, Dr. Jones founded and ran Burren Archaeology Research (1997-2000), served as consultant archaeologist for the set-up of the County Clare Museum (1999-2000), and was Field Director (1989-93) and originally a crew member (1986-89) at Archaeology Resource Management Corporation (California).

Research Interests

My research is concerned with investigating the organization and dynamics of prehistoric societies in Ireland. I am primarily focused on the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze Age periods and to this end I have directed a long-term field project surveying and excavating on the Burren in western Ireland. This project, the Roughan Hill Project, has recorded and dated an extensive landscape of habitation sites, field divisions, and ritual monuments which allows interpretation to begin at the very local scale of a residential group and then expand geographically and chronologically.

My research takes an anthropological approach to the data and I am particularly concerned with aspects such as the scale of residential groups and patterns of settlement, the economic activities of communities, contact and exchange networks and mechanisms, the scale and focus of ritual activities including monument construction and use, the nature of status distinctions, and the linking of landscapes and identities.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Find Out 16-FEB-15 16-NOV-15
Roughan Hill - Prehistoric social organization in western Ireland 01-JAN-15
PEOPLE, LAND USE AND TIME CARLETON JONES 01-OCT-14 30-SEP-18
BURREN TOURISM FOR CONSERVATION CJONES 01-OCT-12 31-DEC-17
The Parknabinnia court tomb excavation 25-AUG-00
The Parknabinnia People Project: strontium isotope evidence of mobility in the Burren region, western Ireland. 01-JAN-15
Structured deposition of Neolithic hare bones in the Parknabinnia court tomb. 01-JAN-15
BURREN TOURISM FOR CONSERVATION 01-OCT-12 31-DEC-17
Excavations at Horse Island promontory fort 01-JUN-06
HERITAGE COUNCIL BURREN LANDSCAPE - C. JONES 23-APR-08 19-DEC-08

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Dating ancient field walls in karst landscapes using differential bedrock lowering'
Jones, C. (2015) 'Dating ancient field walls in karst landscapes using differential bedrock lowering'. Geoarchaeology-An International Journal, [Details]
(2012) 'New dates from the north and a proposed chronology for Irish court tombs'
Schulting, RJ,Murphy, E,Jones, C,Warren, G (2012) 'New dates from the north and a proposed chronology for Irish court tombs'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy Section C-Archaeology Celtic Studies History Linguistics Literature, 112 :1-60 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Domestic production and the political economy in prehistory: evidence from the Burren, Co. Clare'
Jones, C., O. Carey, C. Hennigar (2011) 'Domestic production and the political economy in prehistory: evidence from the Burren, Co. Clare'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy Section C-Archaeology Celtic Studies History Linguistics Literature, 111C :33-58 [DOI] [Details]
(1998) 'Interpreting the Perceptions of Past People'
Jones,C. (1998) 'Interpreting the Perceptions of Past People'. Archaeological Review From Cambridge, 15 (1) [Details]
(1998) 'The Archaeology of Perception and the Senses'
Jones, C. and Hayden, C. (eds.) (1998) 'The Archaeology of Perception and the Senses'. Archaeological Review From Cambridge, 15 (1) [Details]
(1998) 'The Discovery and Dating of the Prehistoric Landscape of Roughan Hill'
Jones, C. (1998) 'The Discovery and Dating of the Prehistoric Landscape of Roughan Hill'. The Journal of Irish Archaeology, 9 [Details]
(1996) 'Recent Discoveries on Roughan Hill'
Jones, C., Walsh, P. (1996) 'Recent Discoveries on Roughan Hill'. Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland, 126 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2007) Temples of Stone - Exploring the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland.
Jones, C. (2007) Temples of Stone - Exploring the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland. Cork: The Collins Press. [Details]
(2004) The Burren and the Aran Islands - Exploring the Archaeology.
Jones, C. (2004) The Burren and the Aran Islands - Exploring the Archaeology. Cork: The Collins Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Landscape, Time and Folklore'
Jones, C. (2015) 'Landscape, Time and Folklore' In: Lost and Found III. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2015) 'Monuments, Landscape and Identity in Chalcolithic Ireland'
Jones, C., T. McVeigh, R. O’Maolduin (2015) 'Monuments, Landscape and Identity in Chalcolithic Ireland' In: Landscape and Identity - Archaeology and Human Geography. Oxford: British Archaeology Reports. Oxford: Archaeopress. [Details]
(2012) 'Prehistory in the Fergus Valley'
Jones, C. (2012) 'Prehistory in the Fergus Valley' In: Beneath the Banner - Archaeology of the M18 Ennis Bypass and N85 Western Relief Road, Co. Clare. NRA Scheme Monograph 10. Dublin: National Roads Authority. [Details]
(2012) 'Prehistoric Background'
Jones, C. (2012) 'Prehistoric Background' In: Beneath the Banner - Archaeology of the M18 Ennis Bypass and N85 Western Relief Road, Co Clare. NRA Scheme Monograph 10. Dublin: National Roads Authority. [Details]
(2009) 'Coasts, mountains, rivers and bogs. Using the landscape to explore regionality in Ireland'
Jones, C. (2009) 'Coasts, mountains, rivers and bogs. Using the landscape to explore regionality in Ireland' In: Defining a Regional Neolithic: Evidence from Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Oxbow. [Details]
(2003) 'Neolithic beginnings on Roughan Hill and the Burren'
Jones, C. (2003) 'Neolithic beginnings on Roughan Hill and the Burren' In: Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and Western Britain. Oxford: Oxbow. [Details]
(2002) 'Roughan Hill'
Jones, C. (2002) 'Roughan Hill' In: The Book of the Burren. Kinvarra: Tír Eolas. [Details]
(2002) 'Selection of Axeheads, A Selection of Spearheads, A Selection of Arrowheads, Axe Mould, Two Daggers'
Jones, C. (2002) 'Selection of Axeheads, A Selection of Spearheads, A Selection of Arrowheads, Axe Mould, Two Daggers' In: The Hunt Museum Essential Guide. London: Scala Publishers Ltd. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2008) Burren Landscape and Settlement - An INSTAR Project.
Comber, M. and C. Jones (eds.) (2008) Burren Landscape and Settlement - An INSTAR Project. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2002) 'Preliminary assessment of the bone remains at the Parknabinnia chambered tomb (Cl 153) on Roughan Hill'
Beckett, J., Jones, C. (2002) 'Preliminary assessment of the bone remains at the Parknabinnia chambered tomb (Cl 153) on Roughan Hill' The Other Clare, 26 . [Details]
(1999) 'Roughan Hill, a Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age landscape revealed'
Jones, C., Gilmer, A. (1999) 'Roughan Hill, a Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age landscape revealed' Archaeology Ireland, . [Details]
(1999) 'First Seasons Excavation at Cl 153 a Court Tomb on Roughan Hill, and the Expansion of the Settlement and Field Wall Survey'
Jones, C., Gilmer, A. (1999) 'First Seasons Excavation at Cl 153 a Court Tomb on Roughan Hill, and the Expansion of the Settlement and Field Wall Survey' The Other Clare, 23 . [Details]
(1997) 'The Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age on the Burren, A Brief Review of the Evidence'
Jones, C. (1997) 'The Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age on the Burren, A Brief Review of the Evidence' The Other Clare, 21 . [Details]
(1996) 'A Prehistoric Farmstead in Kilnaboy'
Jones,C. (1996) 'A Prehistoric Farmstead in Kilnaboy' The Other Clare, 20 . [Details]
(1994) 'Features, stratigraphy, and dating'
Jones,C. (1994) 'Features, stratigraphy, and dating' Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly, 30 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Megaliths, Societies, Landscapes, Conference of the DFG Priority Programme 1400,
Jones, C. (2015) Regional traditions and distant events - Parknabinnia and other atypical court tombs in North Munster, western Ireland. [Conference Paper], Megaliths, Societies, Landscapes, Conference of the DFG Priority Programme 1400, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany , 16-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) Megaliths, Societies, Landscapes, Conference of the DFG Priority Programme 1400,
Jones, C. (2015) Regional traditions and distant events - Parknabinnia and other atypical court tombs in North Munster, western Ireland. [Conference Paper], Megaliths, Societies, Landscapes, Conference of the DFG Priority Programme 1400, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany , 16-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) European Association of Archaeologists 2015 conference,
Jones, C. (2015) Dating ancient field walls in karst landscapes using differential bedrock lowering. [Conference Paper], European Association of Archaeologists 2015 conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland , 02-SEP-15 - 05-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) European Association of Archaeologists 2015 conference,
Jones, C. (2015) Dating ancient field walls in karst landscapes using differential bedrock lowering. [Conference Paper], European Association of Archaeologists 2015 conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland , 02-SEP-15 - 05-SEP-15. [Details]
(2013) Society for American Archaeology - Symposium: The Burren of County Clare, Ireland: A Laboratory for Social Archaeology,
Carleton Jones (2013) Roughan Hill: A Study of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Society in Western Ireland. [Invited Paper], Society for American Archaeology - Symposium: The Burren of County Clare, Ireland: A Laboratory for Social Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii , 03-APR-13 - 07-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Society for American Archaeology - Symposium: The Burren of County Clare, Ireland: A Laboratory for Social Archaeology,
Carleton Jones (2013) Roughan Hill: A Study of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Society in Western Ireland. [Invited Paper], Society for American Archaeology - Symposium: The Burren of County Clare, Ireland: A Laboratory for Social Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii , 03-APR-13 - 07-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) Tullahedy - Neolithic Settlement in North Munster,
Jones, C. (2012) Parknabinnia - an atypical court tomb. [Invited Lecture], Tullahedy - Neolithic Settlement in North Munster, Cork , 24-FEB-12 - 25-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012) Tullahedy - Neolithic Settlement in North Munster,
Jones, C. (2012) Parknabinnia - an atypical court tomb. [Invited Lecture], Tullahedy - Neolithic Settlement in North Munster, Cork , 24-FEB-12 - 25-FEB-12. [Details]
(2005) Annual Burren Conference,
Jones, C. (2005) Social Organisation on the Burren in Prehistory. [Invited Lecture], Annual Burren Conference, Ballyvaughan , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005) Annual Burren Conference,
Jones, C. (2005) Social Organisation on the Burren in Prehistory. [Invited Lecture], Annual Burren Conference, Ballyvaughan , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005) International Conference on Arts & Humanities,
Jones, C. (2005) Exploring Ritual Behaviour in the Irish Neolithic: a Dialogue Between Archaeology and Theatre. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Hawaii , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) International Conference on Arts & Humanities,
Jones, C. (2005) Exploring Ritual Behaviour in the Irish Neolithic: a Dialogue Between Archaeology and Theatre. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Hawaii , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2001) Neolithic Studies Group Annual Meeting,
Jones, C. (2001) Coasts, mountains, rivers and bogs. Using the landscape to explore regionality in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Neolithic Studies Group Annual Meeting, London , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001) Neolithic Studies Group Annual Meeting,
Jones, C. (2001) Coasts, mountains, rivers and bogs. Using the landscape to explore regionality in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Neolithic Studies Group Annual Meeting, London , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001) 1st Annual Sara Champion Memorial lecture, Prehistoric Society,
Jones, C. (2001) The development of Bronze Age society in North Munster. [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st Annual Sara Champion Memorial lecture, Prehistoric Society, London , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001) 1st Annual Sara Champion Memorial lecture, Prehistoric Society,
Jones, C. (2001) The development of Bronze Age society in North Munster. [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st Annual Sara Champion Memorial lecture, Prehistoric Society, London , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001) Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and western Britain - Prehistoric Society Conference,
Jones, C. (2001) Roughan Hill, Co. Clare. [Poster Presentation], Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and western Britain - Prehistoric Society Conference, Belfast , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001) Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and western Britain - Prehistoric Society Conference,
Jones, C. (2001) Roughan Hill, Co. Clare. [Poster Presentation], Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and western Britain - Prehistoric Society Conference, Belfast , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01. [Details]
(2000) Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement,
Jones, C. (2000) Settlement patterns and route-ways in prehistoric Clare and South Galway. [Invited Lecture], Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Gort , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00. [Details]
(2000) Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement,
Jones, C. (2000) Settlement patterns and route-ways in prehistoric Clare and South Galway. [Invited Lecture], Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Gort , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00. [Details]
(1999) Annual Burren Conference,
Jones, C. (1999) The prehistoric landscape of Roughan Hill. [Invited Lecture], Annual Burren Conference, Ballyvaughan , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99. [Details]
(1999) Annual Burren Conference,
Jones, C. (1999) The prehistoric landscape of Roughan Hill. [Invited Lecture], Annual Burren Conference, Ballyvaughan , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99. [Details]
(1997) Landscape Research Day - Prehistoric Society,
Jones, C. (1997) Landscape and the Perceptual Framework. [Oral Presentation], Landscape Research Day - Prehistoric Society, London , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(1997) Landscape Research Day - Prehistoric Society,
Jones, C. (1997) Landscape and the Perceptual Framework. [Oral Presentation], Landscape Research Day - Prehistoric Society, London , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(1997) European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting,
Jones, C. (1997) The impact of the Mesolithic on the devlopment of the Neolithic ritual: the case from Ireland. [Chaired Session], European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting, Ravenna , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(1997) European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting,
Jones, C. (1997) The impact of the Mesolithic on the devlopment of the Neolithic ritual: the case from Ireland. [Chaired Session], European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting, Ravenna , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(1996) Society for American Archaeology,
Jones, C. (1996) Marking the Land. [Chaired Session], Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96. [Details]
(1996) Society for American Archaeology,
Jones, C. (1996) Marking the Land. [Chaired Session], Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96. [Details]
(1994) Theoretical Archaeology Group annual conference,
Jones, C. (1994) Perceiving the Landscape. [Chaired Session], Theoretical Archaeology Group annual conference, Bradford , 01-JAN-94 - 01-JAN-94. [Details]
(1994) Theoretical Archaeology Group annual conference,
Jones, C. (1994) Perceiving the Landscape. [Chaired Session], Theoretical Archaeology Group annual conference, Bradford , 01-JAN-94 - 01-JAN-94. [Details]
(1993) Society for California Archaeology annual conference,
Jones, C. (1993) The Development of Cultural Complexity Among the Luiseno. [Chaired Session], Society for California Archaeology annual conference, Monterrey , 01-JAN-93 - 01-JAN-93. [Details]
(1993) Society for California Archaeology annual conference,
Jones, C. (1993) The Development of Cultural Complexity Among the Luiseno. [Chaired Session], Society for California Archaeology annual conference, Monterrey , 01-JAN-93 - 01-JAN-93. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2012) Review of 'The Making of Ireland's Landscape Since the Ice Age' by V. Hall. Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.
Jones, C. (2012) Review of 'The Making of Ireland's Landscape Since the Ice Age' by V. Hall. Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. Book Review [Details]
(2011) Review of 'Of troughs and tuyeres - The archaeology of the N5 Charlestown Bypass' by Gillespie, R. and Kerrigan, A.
Jones, C. (2011) Review of 'Of troughs and tuyeres - The archaeology of the N5 Charlestown Bypass' by Gillespie, R. and Kerrigan, A. Book Review [Details]
(1994) Review of 'Irish Prehistory: a Social Perspective' by Cooney, G. and E. Grogan.
Jones, C. (1994) Review of 'Irish Prehistory: a Social Perspective' by Cooney, G. and E. Grogan. Book Review [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) Journal of Irish Archaeology.
Jones, C (2015) Journal of Irish Archaeology. Editorship of Journals [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
(2015) Bronze Age studies in Europe today.
Jones, C (2015) Bronze Age studies in Europe today. Review Articles [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Isotope Research Group member /
European Association of Archaeologists member /
Society for American Archaeology member 04-NOV-12 /
National Monuments excavation licences qualified to hold excavation licences 01-JAN-95 /
Society of Professional Archaeologists (USA) certified to direct excavations 01-JAN-93 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Research Committe of the Boyne to Brodgar Scottish-Irish research collaboration research committee member 23-JAN-15 /
Standing Committee on Archaeology of the Heritage Council committee member /
Committee for Archaeology of the Royal Irish Academy committee member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1997 University of Cambridge PhD Archaeology
1992 California State University Long Beach Masters Anthropology/Archaeology
1986 California State University Long Beach BACHELOR OF ARTS Anthropology/Archaeology

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Research (e.g. Community based research) Community Excavation 01-JUL-06 / 31-JUL-06
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) School talks 01-NOV-01 / 08-NOV-13
Research (e.g. Community based research) Burren Passport 01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-07
Outreach Burren Landscape and Settlement Conference 01-DEC-08 / 31-DEC-08
Outreach Burren Life Project 01-OCT-07 / 31-OCT-07
Consultancy (Pro-bono) Doolin Heritage Committee 01-JUN-12 / 30-JUN-12
Outreach Local Society lectures 01-NOV-01 / 08-NOV-13
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) ACCESS School Groups 01-JUN-04 / 01-SEP-04
Board Membership Burrenbeo Trust 01-NOV-08 / 08-NOV-13

Other Activities

  Description

Editor - Journal of Irish Archaeology, volumes 23 & 24 (2015 & 2016)

Teaching Interests

1. Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher my first and foremost goal has always been to provide students with the skills to think and reason for themselves, to formulate opinions based on facts and to put together an organized, logical argument. I am a firm believer in teaching archaeology at the undergraduate level as a Liberal Arts subject. Whether the students pursue a career in archaeology or in another field, I want them to be able to analyze arguments, think critically, and express informed opinions clearly.

 

Archaeology occupies a unique position, straddling the humanities and the sciences and allowing us to gaze back into the deep history of ourselves and our societies. These aspects, combined with a fascinatingly diverse and ever-expanding data set make archaeology an ideal vehicle to engage students in order to teach interpretive, analytical, and communication skills. In my teaching I strive to make my students understand the differences between the archaeological data, the analytical tools used in the discipline, and the different theoretical frameworks that are used by archaeologists to interpret their data. My goal is to provide all my undergraduates with valuable and flexible intellectual skills that will enable them to adapt to changing social and economic conditions.

 

Those students that do decide to pursue a career in archaeology need to progress to a post-graduate qualification. With my post-graduate students, I continue to promote the honing of the skills first encountered as undergraduates but I add to that several new aspects:

·         An emphasis on mastering the particularities of the archaeological data.

·         A clear understanding of the structural components of an argument.

·         A focus on writing clear and logical prose.

·         Experience of giving and taking constructive criticism in a peer review setting.

·         Experience of communicating orally in a variety of contexts including undergraduate teaching, department seminars, and international conferences.

·         An emphasis on publication.

2. Summary of Teaching Experience and Responsibilities

I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd year courses, diplomas, summer school, and MAs. I have supervised MAs, MLitts, and PhDs. I have used lectures, small group discussion and workshop teaching, practical demonstrations in the field and in the classroom, directed research, and field classes tied to lecture/discussion topics.

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Dianna Bailey Masters Y
Kiaran Moylan Masters Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2014 Ros Ó Maoldúin PhD Y
2014 Phyllis Mercer PhD Y
2014 Katherine Leonard PhD Y
2014 Marcus Byrne Masters Y
2013 Oleg Kelly Masters Y
2012 Lindsay Hollingsworth Masters Y
2010 Cian Scollard Masters Y
2010 Lynda McCormack Masters Y
2009 Clare Hennigar Masters Y
2009 Ciara Long Masters Y
2009 Amy McDonnell-Dowling Masters Y
2009 Olive Carey Masters Y
2007 Karen Kelly Masters Y
2007 Patrick Walsh Masters Y
2005 Edel Greene Masters Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Thor Mc Veigh Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Daisy Spencer Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
1BA Prehistoric Ireland and Europe AR113 Inroductory, lecture-based course.
1BA Working with Archaeology and Human Heritages AR1101 Thematic workshops introducing students to some highlights of archaeology.
2BA Ancient Civilizations - The Rise of Complex Societies AR334 Introduces students to the practice of employing an interpretive framework to analyse a set of data.
2BA Archaeology in Practice AR245 This course incorporates a practical element where the students choose to do a project in Field Archaeology, Material Culture, or Regional Archaeology.of Irish prehistory.
2BA Hunters and Farmers in Early Europe AR225 I teach the Neolithic portion of this Mesolithic-Neolithic survey course.
3BA Directed Strudies AR348 Students develop an understanding of how research-led enquiry is structured and are introduced to some of the analytical tools and theoretical frameworks used by archaeologists
3BA Minor Dissertation AR325 Small group tutorials and thesis supervision.
3BA Europe in the Bronze Age AR336 In addition to the content, this course teaches critical analysis and model-testing skills.
3BA Explaining Prehistory - Current Trends AR338 The course teaches critical analysis and provides a deeper understanding of important issues in the study of Irish prehistory
Irish Studies Summer School The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland SU402 Developed for the Irish Studies summer school. I use my book The Burren and the Aran Islands: Exploring the Archaeology as one of the core texts.
MA MA in Landscape Archaeology Lectures, workshops, and field classes

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Dr. Karen Molloy
Dr. Aaron Potito People, land-use, and time - Linking multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental evidence to the Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological record of the Burren and central Clare, western Ireland. This PhD research being conducted by Daisy Spencer (IRC scholar) is being co-supervised by myself (lead supervisor - archaeology) and Aaron Potito (Geography - chironomid analysis) and also involves Karen Molloy (Geography - pollen analysis). All researchers are collaborating within the structure of the Paleoenvironmental Research Unit NUIG.

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Dr. Rick Schulting University of Oxford ENGLAND
Dr. Christophe Snoeck Vrije Universiteit Brussel BELGIUM
Dr. Fiona Beglane Sligo IT IRELAND