School of Archaeology

UCD School of Archaeology - Research Publications 2020/2021

Below is the list of research publications for the UCD School of Archaeology in the academic year 2020/2021.


Professor Tadhg O'Keeffe
O'Keeffe, T. (2021). Ireland Encastellated, AD 950–1550 Insular castle-building in its European context. Dublin: Four Courts Press.  

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Book Review

Dr Stephen Davis
Davis, S. (2020). Book Review: New global perspectives in archaeological prospection. Dublin: Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.  

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Dr Neil Carlin
Carlin, N., & Cooney, G. (2020). On the sea roads: the ebb and ?ow of links with a wider world. In N. Card, M. Edmonds, & A. Mitchell (Eds.), The Ness of Brodgar as it stands (pp. 320-333). Orkney: University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research series.  
Professor Graeme Warren
Warren, G. (2021). Building Mesolithic: An experimental archaeological approach to Mesolithic buildings in Ireland. In D. Boric, D. Antonovic, & B. Mihailovic (Eds.), Foraging Assemblages (pp. 796-802). Belgrade/New York: Serbian Archaeological Society/The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University..  
Warren, G., Fraser, S., Noble, G., Tipping, R., Paterson, D., Mitchell, W., et al. (2021). The Upper Dee Tributaries Project: Finding the Mesolithic in the mountains of Scotland. In D. Boric, D. Antonovic, & B. Mihailovic (Eds.), Foraging Assemblages. Belgrade/New York: Serbian Archaeological Society/The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University..  

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Conference Paper

Dr Stephen Davis
Davis, S., Agapiou, A., Dakouri-Hild, A., & Rourk, W. (2021). Evaluating an Ancient Landscape Using Remote Sensing: The Kotroni Archaeological Survey Project (KASP). In Computer Applications in Archaeology.  
Dr Jessica Smyth
Smyth, J. (2021). Surplus or stress? Investigating the drivers of passage tomb construction in the Irish Sea Zone. In Neolithic Studies Group Spring Meeting 'New Directions in Research' (online).  
Olet, L., Smyth, J., & Evershed, R. (2021). Peat in pots? Exploring environmental contamination in lipid extracts from Neolithic potsherds. In British Organic Geochemical Society (BOGS) Conference 2021 (online). University of Birmingham.  

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Edited Book

Assoc Professor Helen Lewis
Budanova, L. (2021). Platres: A Royal Resort (English edition ed.). H. Lewis, & O. Bodina (Eds.), Limassol, Cyprus: Mikrokyklos Books. Retrieved from  

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Journal article

Dr Elise Alonzi
Alonzi, E., Pacheco-Forés, S. I., Gordon, G. W., Kuijt, I., & Knudson, K. J. (2020). New understandings of the sea spray effect and its impact on bioavailable radiogenic strontium isotope ratios in coastal environments. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 33. Available Online  
Altschul, J. H., Kintigh, K. W., Aldenderfer, M., Alonzi, E., Armit, I., Barceló, J. A., et al. (2020). Erratum: Opinion: To understand how migrations affect human securities, look to the past (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2020) 117 (20342–20345) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2015146117). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(43), 27059. Available Online  
Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Subirá, M. E., Fontanals-Coll, M., Knudson, K. J., Alonzi, E., Bolhofner, K., et al. (2021). Neolithic networking and mobility during the 5th and 4th millennia BC in north-eastern Iberia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 125. Available Online  
Professor Joanna Bruck
Booth, T. J., & Brück, J. (2020). Death is not the end: Radiocarbon and histo-taphonomic evidence for the curation and excarnation of human remains in Bronze Age Britain. Antiquity, 94(377), 1186-1203. Available Online  
Brück, J. (2021). Ancient DNA, kinship and relational identities in Bronze Age Britain. Antiquity, 95(379), 228-237. Available Online  
Brück, J. (2021). Kinship: Politics and practice. Antiquity, 95(379), 249-251. Available Online  
Brück, J., & Frieman, C. J. (2021) Making kin. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, 30(2), 47-52. Available Online  
Booth, T. J., Brück, J., Brace, S., & Barnes, I. (2021). Tales from the Supplementary Information: Ancestry Change in Chalcolithic-Early Bronze Age Britain Was Gradual with Varied Kinship Organization. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 31(3), 379-400. Available Online  
Dr Ruth Carden
Carden, R., Labberté, M., Kearney, C., Walsh, P., Dillon, D., Sweeney, J., & Brama, P. (2021). Research into the behaviour, health, welfare and ecology of deer in Ireland. Irish Veterinary Journal, 11(1), 13-15.  
Harrison, X. A., McDevitt, A. D., Dunn, J. C., Griffiths, S. M., Benvenuto, C., Birtles, R., et al. (2021). Fungal microbiomes are determined by host phylogeny and exhibit widespread associations with the bacterial microbiome. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1957). Available Online  
Dr Neil Carlin
Carlin, N., & Cooney, G. (2020). Early prehistoric societies in Ireland: the contribution of DNA. Archaeology Ireland, 34, Issue 3(Winter 2020), 19-23.  
Dr Rory Connolly
Leierer, L., Carrancho Alonso, Á., Pérez, L., Herrejón Lagunilla, Á., Herrera-Herrera, A. V., Connolly, R., et al. (2020). It's getting hot in here – Microcontextual study of a potential pit hearth at the Middle Paleolithic site of El Salt, Spain. Journal of Archaeological Science, 123. Available Online  
Dowd, M., Bonsall, J., Kahlert, T., Connolly, R., & Stimpson, C. (2021). Revisiting Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare: new light on the 1902 excavations. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics and Literature, 1-53. Available Online  
Connolly, R., Jambrina-Enríquez, M., Herrera-Herrera, A. V., & Mallol, C. (2021). Investigating hydrogen isotope variation during heating of n-alkanes under limited oxygen conditions: Implications for palaeoclimate reconstruction in archaeological settings. Molecules, 26(7). Available Online  
Dr Stephen Davis
Brown, A. G., Rhodes, E. J., Davis, S., Zhang, Y., Pears, B., Whitehouse, N. J., et al. (2021). Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: Geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management. Quaternary Science Reviews, 260. Available Online  
Dr Amanda Kelly
Kelly, A. M. (2021). Staging martyrdom in the roman amphitheater of gortyna in crete. Journal of Early Christian Studies, 29(1), 121-158. Available Online  
Assoc Professor Meriel McClatchie
Flavin, S., McClatchie, M., Montgomery, J., Dunne, J., Beglane, F., OCarroll, F., & Parnell, A. (2021). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Historic Diet and Foodways: the FoodCult
Project. European Journal of Food Drink and Society, 1(1). Available Online
Elliott-Kingston, C., & McClatchie, M. (2021). History of the Irish diet in plants; the plant-based diet of Irish people displayed in an educational show garden.. Acta Horticulturae.  
Morrison, K. D., Hammer, E., Boles, O., Madella, M., Whitehouse, N., Gaillard, M. J., et al. (2021). Mapping past human land use using archaeological data: A new classification for global land use synthesis and data harmonization. PLoS ONE, 16(4 April). Available Online  
Dr Dimitra Michail
Michael, D. E., & Manolis, S. K. (2020). Using spinal activity-related osseous change in order to explore patterns of occupational stress in a Greek Contemporary Skeletal Collection.. Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen, 71(4), 247-257. Available Online  
Assoc Professor Barry Molloy
Iacono, F., Borgna, E., Cattani, M., Cavazzuti, C., Dawson, H., Galanakis, Y., et al. (2021). Establishing the Middle Sea: The Late Bronze Age of Mediterranean Europe (1700–900 BC). Journal of Archaeological Research. Available Online  
Dr Ellen O'Carroll
Dowd, M., Lynch, L., Cassidy, L., Bonsall, J., Kahlert, T., Reimer, P., et al. (2020). NEOLITHIC ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE DEAD: MORTUARY
OF IRELAND. Oxford Journal of Archaeology. Available Online
Dowd, M., Lynch, L. G., Cassidy, L., Bonsall, J., Kahlert, T., Reimer, P., et al. (2020). NEOLITHIC ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE DEAD: MORTUARY PROCESSING ON BENGORM MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTH-WEST OF IRELAND. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 39(4), 368-394. Available Online  
Dr Vana Orfanou
Orfanou, V., Birch, T., Lichtenberger, A., Raja, R., Barfod, G. H., Lesher, C. E., & Eger, C. (2020). Copper-based metalwork in Roman to early Islamic Jerash (Jordan): Insights into production and recycling through alloy compositions and lead isotopes. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 33. Available Online  
Orfanou, V., Birch, T., Sindbæk, S. M., Feveile, C., Barfod, G. H., & Lesher, C. E. (2021). On diverse arts: crucible metallurgy and the polymetallic cycle at Scandinavia’s earliest Viking town, Ribe (8th–9th c. CE), Denmark. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13(5). Available Online  
Kladouri, N. K., Karydas, A. G., Orfanou, V., Kantarelou, V., & Zacharias, N. (2021). Bronze votive pins from the sanctuary of Athena Alea at Tegea, Arcadia, Greece, ca. 9th-7th BCE: A microscopic and compositional study using portable micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (micro-XRF). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 37. Available Online  
Dr Fabienne Pigiere
Lord, E., Collins, C., deFrance, S., LeFebvre, M. J., Pigière, F., Eeckhout, P., et al. (2020). Ancient DNA of Guinea Pigs (Cavia spp.) Indicates a Probable New Center of Domestication and Pathways of Global Distribution. Scientific Reports, 10(1). Available Online  
Pigière, F., Henrard, D., Sykes, N., Suarez-Gonzalez, N., & Sonet, G. (2020). The introduction of the European fallow deer to the northern provinces of the Roman Empire: A multi-proxy approach to the Herstal skeleton (Belgium). Antiquity, 94(378), 1501-1519. Available Online  
Lord, E., Collins, C., deFrance, S., LeFebvre, M. J., Pigière, F., Eeckhout, P., et al. (2020). Author Correction: Ancient DNA of Guinea Pigs (Cavia spp.) Indicates a Probable New Center of Domestication and Pathways of Global Distribution (Scientific Reports, (2020), 10, 1, (8901), 10.1038/s41598-020-65784-6). Scientific Reports, 10(1). Available Online  
Deforce, K., Ledger, M. L., Derreumaux, M., Goffette, Q., Henrotay, D., Pigière, F., et al. (2021). Diet, hygiene and health in Roman period northern Gaul: A multidisciplinary study of a latrine from an artisan household in the vicus Orolaunum (Arlon, southern Belgium, c. 250–280 CE). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 35. Available Online  
Professor Ron Pinhasi
Betti, L., Beyer, R. M., Jones, E. R., Eriksson, A., Tassi, F., Siska, V., et al. (2020). Climate shaped how Neolithic farmers and European hunter-gatherers interacted after a major slowdown from 6,100 bce to 4,500 bce. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(10), 1004-1010. Available Online  
Bergström, A., Frantz, L., Schmidt, R., Ersmark, E., Lebrasseur, O., Girdland-Flink, L., et al. (2020). Origins and genetic legacy of prehistoric dogs. Science, 370(6516), 557-564. Available Online  
Gokhman, D., Nissim-Rafinia, M., Agranat-Tamir, L., Housman, G., García-Pérez, R., Lizano, E., et al. (2020). Differential DNA methylation of vocal and facial anatomy genes in modern humans. Nature Communications, 11(1). Available Online  
Teschler-Nicola, M., Fernandes, D., Händel, M., Einwögerer, T., Simon, U., Neugebauer-Maresch, C., et al. (2020). Ancient DNA reveals monozygotic newborn twins from the Upper Palaeolithic. Communications Biology, 3(1). Available Online  
Lipson, M., Spriggs, M., Valentin, F., Bedford, S., Shing, R., Zinger, W., et al. (2020). Three Phases of Ancient Migration Shaped the Ancestry of Human Populations in Vanuatu. Current Biology, 30(24), 4846-4856.e6. Available Online  
Fernandes, D. M., Sirak, K. A., Ringbauer, H., Sedig, J., Rohland, N., Cheronet, O., et al. (2021). A genetic history of the pre-contact Caribbean. Nature, 590(7844), 103-110. Available Online  
Dr Rob Sands
Sands, R. (2021). Life beyond life: Repair, reuse, and recycle—the many lives of wooden objects and the mutability of trees. Archaeometry. Available Online  
Dr Jessica Smyth
Casanova, E., Knowles, T. D. J., Mulhall, I., Sikora, M., Smyth, J., & Evershed, R. P. (2021). GENERATION of TWO NEW RADIOCARBON STANDARDS for COMPOUND-SPECIFIC RADIOCARBON ANALYSES of FATTY ACIDS from BOG BUTTER FINDS. Radiocarbon, 63(3), 771-783. Available Online  
Smyth, J., & Gillis, R. E. (2021). Food and farming systems in the Neolithic – an impossible vista?. Environmental Archaeology: the journal of human palaeoecology. Available Online  
Professor Graeme Warren
Elliott, B., Little, A., Warren, G., Lucquin, A., Blinkhorn, E., & Craig, O. E. (2020). No pottery at the western periphery of Europe: Why was the Final Mesolithic of Britain and Ireland aceramic?. Antiquity, 94(377), 1152-1167. Available Online  
Warren, G. (2021). Is there such a thing as hunter-gatherer archaeology?. Heritage, 4(2), 794-810. Available Online  

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Mr Conor McDermott
McDermott, C., Seaver, M., & Warren, G. (2021). Glendalough: the Upper Lake. T. Condit, & G. Cooney (Eds.), (pp. 1-6). Archaeology Ireland, Dublin.  
Professor Graeme Warren
McDermott, C., Seaver, M., & Warren, G. (2021). Glendalough: the Upper Lake. T. Condit, & G. Cooney (Eds.), (pp. 1-6). Archaeology Ireland, Dublin.  
Warren, G., & Seaver, M. (2021). Artefacts Underfoot. In Irish Mountain Log (Vol. 137, pp. 22-23). Retrieved from  
Warren, G. (2021). The Missing People. In Irish Mountain Log (Vol. 138).  

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Professor Graeme Warren
Johnson, M., Flitcroft, C., Verrill, L., Hastie, M., Newton, A., Tam, A., & Warren, G. (2021). The Calanais Fields Project (94). Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports.  

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