Archaeology & Palaeoecology

Welcome to the section of the site dealing with archaeology and palaeoecology in general, in Queens, and in the society. Taking a leaf from the predecessor to this site, there will be student based information on most of the modules offered by the university, but rather than hosting it on the site, you can find this information on the forum here where it (hopefully) can always reflect the most recent happenings, changes and thoughts on the modules.

Rescued from the old site, the link to the Past Archaeology Students of Queens website.

Dissertations
Some of the past students have also begun put their dissertations online. If you are at all interested in them you can go and visit. Bear in mind, though, that if you're going to reference or use any material from these, you should go and find the full copy of the dissertation in the Archaeology Office.

Fulachta fiadh What were fulachta fiadh used for. They form the biggest number of a single prehistoric monument in Ireland but their purpose is still unclear. This student aims to prove that they were used for textile care and production i.e laundries and dyebaths.

The Dungiven priory This dissertation sets out to combine both field work and library research to collaborate present information and new thinking as an overall in-depth study of the Dungiven Priory with special attention on its tomb. general reform of the Irish Church in the 12th C in Ireland and the rise of the family of the OëCahanís to control the kingdom in Ciannacta (who go on to patronise Augustinian Canons.) Are these two events connected? If they are then it is at the Abbey church of Dungiven that the connection is clear.

The story of Marion--reconstructing the past Throughout Ireland's maritime history, fishing is an important activity in terms of subsistence, livelihood, trade, business and industry. This website attempts to discuss the development and changing face of fishing during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, concentrating on Country Down and paying particular attention to the small village of Killough.