Project: Tormore Cave 1922 Civil War IRA Hideout Directors: Dr. Marion Dowd, Dr. James Bonsall, Robert Mulraney Location: Tormore townland, Glencar, County Sligo Year: 2022 Funding: Atlantic Technological University (ATU Sligo) I'm part of an exciting new project that has excavated a cave used during the Civil War as an anti-Treaty IRA hideout. The project, funded by Atlantic Technological University… Continue reading Excavation of a Civil War IRA hideout
I'm a co-author on a new publication, led by Dr Marion Dowd. '‘Revisiting Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare: new light on the 1902 excavations’, has just been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Vol. 121C. Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare, produced the first evidence for human occupation on the island of… Continue reading Publication: Recreating an Antiquarian excavation in GIS using a legacy data archive
I'm a co-author on a new publication, led by Dr Marion Dowd. 'Neolithic engagements with the dead: mortuary processing on Bengorm Mountain in the NW of Ireland', has just been published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology. The fascinating upland site at Bengorm Mountain, near Newport, Co. Mayo, was discovered in 2016 when a local… Continue reading Publication: Neolithic Excarnation in an Irish Upland Boulder Chamber
Bonsall, J. 2020. 'Engaging the Community: The Kilcashel Landscape Project'. In Baker, C. (ed.) Partnership & Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland. Wordwell, 26-38. My latest publication, 'Engaging the Community: The Kilcashel Landscape Project' is a chapter in Christine Baker's edited monograph Partnership & Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland, which has just been published by Wordwell,… Continue reading Community Archaeology Publication
Project: Carrowmore: IT Sligo Training Excavation Directors: Dr Marion Dowd, Dr James Bonsall, IT Sligo Location: Carrowmore, Sligo Year: 2019-ongoing Funding: IT Sligo (2019) Aim: I've been carrying out geophysical surveys across the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery since 2011. In 2019, myself and Dr Marion Dowd began excavating one of the most enigmatic sites in the Neolithic complex. This project comprises a… Continue reading Excavation at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
In 2016 I attended the fantastic Fields of Conflict Conference at Trinity College Dublin, where I presented work that reassessed an earlier collaboration with metal detectorists in the UK, in light of some new and rather damning evidence. The Proceedings of that Conference have just been published in a peer-reviewed Open Access book Conference Proceedings:… Continue reading Publication & Retraction: The Challenges of Working with Metal Detectorists
I've written a book, or rather, it would be more accurate to say that I have edited a book. New Global Perspectives on Archaeological Prospection has just been published by Archaeopress.
Press Release 23/08/19 Archaeologists from around the world will be descending on IT Sligo on Wednesday the 28th of August for a very special five day International Conference to discuss the use of the latest technology in exploring our past. The use of drones, geophysics, data mining and artificial intelligence will be among the topics… Continue reading International Archaeology Conference Attracts Delegates from 33 Countries to Sligo