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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: Cryptotephra; Palynology; Mid- to Late Holocene environmental change (peat-based proxies); Prehistoric Ireland (environment/economy/land-use); Past human-environment dynamics


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Reconstructing past environments and cultural activity through pollen and plant macrofossil analysis

Reconstructing past climate change through peat-based proxies


Later Prehistoric Ireland

Wetland archaeology


ARP1006 Ancient Humans and Landscapes

ARP1007 Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future

ARP2041 Ireland in Prehistory

ARP2051 Palaeoenvironmental Techniques

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Research Output

A palynological perspective on “An Archaeology of Ireland for the Information Age”

Plunkett, G., 09 Jul 2020, (Accepted) In : Emania.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
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    Cultural land-use and vegetation dynamics in the uplands of northern Portugal from the middle Ages to the Modern period

    Sá Ferreira, C., Plunkett, G. & Fontes, L., 20 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 35, 5, p. 695-705 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Filling the gaps: a chronology of Bronze Age settlement in Ireland

    Ginn, V. & Plunkett, G., 16 Jul 2020, (Accepted) In : Journal of Irish Archaeology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Thatch analysis from Magilligan

    Gill Plunkett (Advisor)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesKTP & Consultancy in kind

    Fingal County Council (External organisation)

    Gill Plunkett (Advisor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    “A pillow of turf”: the Iron Age Bog Body Phenomenon

    Gill Plunkett (Invited speaker)

    11 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    PAGES (Past Global Change) (External organisation)

    Gill Plunkett (Member)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

    Lund University

    Gill Plunkett (Participant)


    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

    Press / Media

    RIA Heritage Podcast Series

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Volcanoes may have ended the Roman Empire

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    "Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland

    Gill Plunkett


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment