Susan Lyons

Susan Lyons MSc

PhD Researcher, Department of Archaeology, University College Cork
MSc, Palaeoecology, Queens University, Belfast, 2002
BA (Hons), Archaeology and History, University College Dublin, 1998

Member

Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA)
Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI)
International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA)
Irish Archaeobotanical Discussion Group (IADG)
Irish Wood Anatomists Association (IWAA)

E-mail: susan.lyons@ipean.ie
Phone: +353- 21- 4639084
Mobile: +353-87-2234640

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Expertise

  • Plant macrofossil analysis (waterlogged and charred)
  • Wood and charcoal analysis

Biography

After completing a BA degree in Archaeology and History at University College Dublin (1998), the experience I gained working on a variety of wetland, rural and urban archaeological excavations gave me the opportunity to work with environmental archaeological techniques and practices. In 2002, I obtained an MSc from Queens University Belfast, where I completed a thesis focussing on wood identification. From 2002 to 2007, I worked as an environmental archaeologist with Headland Archaeology Ltd. I gained extensive experience in identifying plant macrofossils with Dr Tim Holden, while continuing to work with wood and charcoal material. 


As an environmental archaeologist, my main interests are in medieval plant macrofossil/ wood/charcoal assemblages and wood use and woodland change in medieval Ireland. I have worked on a number of research and commercial projects in Ireland and Scotland. I was part of the research team on the National Museum of Ireland Irish Bog Body Project (2005-2008) and the Royal Irish Academy funded Bective Abbey Project (2011/2012) and I have contributed to a number of large infrastructural archaeological projects in Ireland, including the N2, N6, N7, N8, N9/N10, N25 and M3. I have also been involved in teaching environmental archaeological modules at University College Cork (UCC), the Achill Field School and CPD courses with the Institute for Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI).


In 2008 I was an assistant researcher on the INSTAR funded WODAN: Wood and Charcoal Database with Dr Ingelise Stuijts and Dr Lorna O’Donnell and was jointly awarded a Royal Irish Academy Research Grant (2012) with Dr Meriel McClatchie for a project entitled: New insights into legume production in early medieval and medieval Ireland, the first comprehensive archaeobotanical study of pulse crops in Ireland.


I am currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Archaeology at UCC entitled: Pioneering new approaches to woodland ecology and human activity in medieval Ireland (c.500-1550AD): An integrated investigation using archaeological charcoal analysis (Supervisor: Dr Benjamin Gearey)

 

Publications

Overland, A., O’Connell., M., Lyons, S., Reilly, E., & Svensson, K. (in press) Environment, flora and fauna. In Jackman, N., Moore, C., & Rynne, C. (eds.) The Mill at Kilbegly: Archaeological excavations on the N6 Ballinasloe to Athlone Road Scheme, Ch. 3, 47-107. N6 National Road Authority Publication Monograph. Dublin: The National Roads Authority.
Walsh, F, Lyons, S and McClatchie, M (2011) A post-built early Neolithic House at Kilmainham, Co. Meath, Archaeology Ireland Vol. 25, No. 3, p. 35-37
Stuijts, I, O’Donnell, L, Lyons, S, Corns, A, McAuley, J, Shaw, R, Bunce A and O’Sullivan, K (2010) WODAN – a database for wood and charcoal identifications, Archaeology Ireland Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 40-42
Lyons, S (2010) Appendix 2 – Post-ex analysis of the soil samples from Williamstown, Co. Waterford. In Gleeson, C., A ringfort and nearby area of prehistoric activity, Williamstown, Co. Waterford: Report on an archaeological excavation undertaken prior to the construction of the R710 Waterford Outer Relief Road, Decies: Journal of the Waterfgord Archaeological & Historical Society, No. 66, p. 16-17
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 8.2 – Plant Remains. In Seaver, M, Porta Via: excavations at Athboy Gate, Trim. In Potterton, M. & Seaver, M. (eds) Uncovering Medieval Trim: Archaeological excavations in and around Trim, Co. Meath, Ch. 8, p. 182-189
Lyons, S, (2009) Appendix 12.3 – Plant Remains. In Duffy, C., A medieval stone building and other deposits at 27 High Street, Trim, in Potterton, M. & Seaver M. (eds) Uncovering Medieval Trim: Archaeological excavations in and around Trim, Co. Meath, Ch. 12, p. 252-256
Holden, T & Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 3.1 – Flot Assessment. In Clutterbuck, R., Cookstown Co. Meath: a medieval rural settlement. In Corlett, C & Potterdon, M (eds) Rural settlement in Medieval Ireland in light of recent archaeological excavations, Ch. 3, p. 36
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 2 – Charcoal Anlaysis. In Doody, M., A final report on Shanballyduff, Co. Tipperary E2275. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 2 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In Molloy, B., A final report on Shanballyduff, Co. Tipperary: Sites 169.1 and 169.2 E2300, in M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 3 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In Doody, M., A final report on Loughfeedora, Co. Tipperary E2292. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 5 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In Doody, M., A final report on Dogstown, Co. Tipperary E2289. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 5 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In Molloy, B., A final report on Caherabbey Upper, Co. Tipperary E2299. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 5 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In Molloy, B., A final report on Knockcommane, Co. Limerick E2341. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 7 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In McQuade, M., A final report on Caherabbey Lower, Co. Tipperary E2266. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2009) Appendix 8 - Charcoal Anlaysis. In McQuade, M., A final report on Ballydrehid Co. Tipperary E2267. In M McQuade, B Molloy and C Moriarty (eds) In the shadow of the Galtees – archaeological excavations along the N8 Cashel to Mithelstown Road Scheme, NRA Monograph 4. NRA Series
Lyons, S (2008) Appendix 4: Summary of environmental report. In Wilkins, B & Lalonde, S., An early medieval settlement/cemetery at Carrowkeel, Co. Galway, The Journal of Irish Archaeology, Vol. XVII, p. 79

Conferences

Science and Archaeology (2012) National Road Authority Seminar, Wood Quay Conference Centre, Dublin – 'Peas, Beans and Starchy Staples' - The contribution of archaeobotany to understanding pulse crops in medieval Ireland’

Wetland Archaeology in Ireland and Beyond (2010) University College Dublin – An overview of the wood and archaeobotanical remains from an early medieval watermill at Kilbegly, Co. Roscommon

World Archaeology Conference (WAC6) (2008) University College Dublin – Interpreting a series of wooden structures from an estuarine site at Newrath, Co. Kilkenny

Association for Environmental Archaeology (2007) University College Cork - Recent environmental studies on the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe road scheme: A multi-disciplinary approach Seems to be carrying on with replica watches uk as usual, producing limited editions of core offerings for their devoted fans. The brand has also garnered attention in the last year for their collaboration. In producing several new manufacture chronograph calibers. These are limited edition blue versions of popular fake hublot models produced in small quantities of 100 each and available only in the rolex watches. Movement is worthy of special rolex replica uk for its capability of tracking both a second and third timezone by way of an additional red tipped hand and a blue ceramic replica watches bezel which has also been given the blue treatment.drhaushka. A special version of their replica watches sale which differs from the off the shelf version in its inclusion. The date is a big date, a signature feature on pieces. The moon phase is a welcome departure from the traditional blue and gold sky moon color combination seen on men replica watches since the beginning of time.

 

Upcoming Events

Conference by the Agricultural History Society of Ireland & Irish Environmental History Network

Irish Food Products – A Historical Perspective Paper to be presented by Susan Lyons and Dr Meriel McClatchie

Venue: June 14-16th 2013 Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny
Register at: aghistoryireland@gmail.com Ph: 086 6090050/087 6213605