Eileen Murphy
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    GAP1013 Introduction to World Archaeology (Module Coordinator)
    GAP3053 Society, Death and Disease (Module Co-ordinator)


    GAP4507 Independent Project (Module Co-ordinator)


    Current Administrative Roles:

    • Joint Head of Archaeology and Palaeoecology
    • Assistant Leader of the Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club


    Research Interests

    Current Research:

    Past Cultural Change (PCC)

    Key words - Biocultural studies of Irish and Russian archaeological populations; deviant and minority burial practices; children’s burial grounds; archaeology of emotion

    Ballyhanna Research Project
    Further information about this project can be found in volumes 1 and 4 of Seanda, the National Road Authority’s archaeology magazine.

    INSTAR: The People of Prehistoric Ireland

    The Cross and the Shamrock: Symbolism and Cultural Identity among the Irish Immigrants of Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

    Leprosy in Medieval Ireland

    Health and Disease in Prehistoric Russia

    Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership - survey of Killevy graveyard


    PhD Students:

    Jeanna Loyer - Bioarchaeology, Archaeothanatology and Social Dimensions of Bronze Age and Iron Age Eurasian Steppe Populations

    Cormac McSparron - The Early Bronze Age Single Burial Tradition in Ireland

    Roisin O'Reilly - Musculoskeletal stress markers associated with the activities of past Irish populations

    Deirdre Drain - A Comparative Osteoarchaeological Analysis of Health Status in the Urban vs. Rural Populations of Late Medieval Ireland


    Completed PhD Students (first supervisor):

    Svetlana Svyatko (2009) - Palaeodietary analysis of prehistoric populations from the Minusinsk Khakass Basin, South Siberia

    Lynne McKerr (2010) - The archaeology of children and childhood in Early Modern Ireland

    Catriona McKenzie (2010) - Biocultural analysis of Ballyhanna Medieval human remains

    Rebecca Crozier (2012) - Taphonomic study of Neolithic human remains from Orkney

    Jonny Geber (2012) - Biocultural and palaeopathological analysis of Great Famine burials from the Kilkenny Workhouse


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