Dr. Rory Sherlock MIAI
Director of Fieldwork
Dr Rory Sherlock MIAI is a graduate of both UCC and NUI Galway, having completed his BA and MA in Cork in 1995 and 1997 respectively and his PhD in Galway in 2008.
He has worked extensively in commercial archaeology and has directed excavations on a wide range of sites from the Bronze Age to the post-medieval period.
His areas of research interest include medieval, later medieval and post-medieval settlement and landscape in Ireland and Britain, particularly the architecture and setting of castles, tower houses, fortified houses and medieval monasteries, but he enjoys undertaking fieldwork across a variety of landscapes and time periods.
He has delivered academic and conference lectures in Ireland, Britain and the USA and has published a detailed monograph on the archaeology of north-west Cavan together with a variety of papers on medieval architecture and settlement in various peer-reviewed perodicals and edited volumes.
Rory was recently awarded a Heritage Council grant for an innovative tower-house dating programme where AMS C14 technology will be used to date wickerwork twigs which became embedded in mortar during the construction of the buildings. He is a full member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (MIAI), a Council Member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology and a member of the Castle Studies Group.
Academia.edu profile: http://independent.academia.edu/RorySherlock