Lecture – Achill Island Archaeology Centre

A Brief History of Archaeological Geophysics in Ireland 

Earthsound director James Bonsall will be giving a lecture to students and friends of the Achill Archaeological Field School at the Achill Island Archaeology Centre, Dooagh in County Mayo on Tuesday 2nd August.

James, who has been directing geophysical surveys across Ireland since 2002, has recently begun work on a PhD at the University of Bradford, reviewing the application of geophysical methods on Irish road schemes. As part of his research, James and Earthsound’s Darren Regan have spent the last week studying the pre-bog field walls on Slievemore, Achill Island using novel geophysical techniques and will be sharing some of his preliminary findings.

James’s talk will give a brief outline of geophysical methods and history, his own research and share some of his recent experiences working with the University of Bradford on the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project in the UK.

A Brief History of Archaeological Geophysics in Ireland by James Bonsall will commence at 8pm on Tuesday 2nd August in the Achill Island Archaeology Centre, Dooagh, Achill, Co. Mayo.

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