William Megarry


  • Room 02.006 - 42 Fitzwilliam Street

    United Kingdom

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Geospatial techniques in archaeology Heritage management and documentation Landscape archaeology and the archaeology of island cultures


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Will Megarry is an archaeologist, geographical information systems (GIS) and heritage management specialist with over 10 years commercial and academic experience. He has a particular interest in (and has published widely on) the application and transferability of geospatial technologies to archaeology and cultural heritage site management and protection. His career has included time in commercial GIS and heritage management consultancy and he has worked at World Heritage Sites and other cultural heritage sites around the world including Petra, Machu Picchu and the Brú na Bóinne. He is a member of ICOMOS Ireland and an Expert Member of ICOMOS-ICAHM.

He is Lecturer in Geogrpahical Information science, teching GIS and remote sensing, with a particular focus on their use a decision support tools for policy and management decision making. He is also an active field archaeologist with an ongoing project in the Shetland Islands, UK.


ARP 1013 - Introduction to World Archaeology

GGY 2002 - Landscapes and GIS

ARP 2057 - Atchaeology in Practice (Module Coordinator)

ARP 2058 - Archaeology of Islands (Module Coordinator) 

ARP 4508 - Geospatial Techniques in Archaeology (Module Coordinator)



Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries London (FSA)

Member of ICOMOS Ireland and Bureau Member,  ICOMOS Working Group on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

Expert Member, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management

Member of the Society for American Archaeologists 

Member of European Association of Archaeologists 

Member of the World Archaeological Congress 


Associate Diretor of the Centre for GIS and Geomatics, Queen's University Belfast


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