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Culture 2000

European Union

 

Dr. Charles M. Mount

Charles Mount is the archaeologist with the Irish Heritage Council, where he is involved in policy development and heritage management. His primary area of research is on the Irish Bronze Age and he has published extensively on Irish prehistory in Irish and international journals.

 

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons. N.U.I.) 1987, University College Dublin

M.A. (N.U.I.) 1989, University College Dublin. Thesis title: Early Bronze Age Burials in South Leinster.

Ph.D. (N.U.I) 1997, University College Dublin. Thesis title: South-east Ireland in the Early and Middle Bronze Age: Aspects of Social and Cultural Distributions.

In progress 1999-2002 MBA (OU), The Open University Business School

 

Employment and Professional Experience

Current position: Archaeologist with, the Heritage Council of Ireland, Sept. 1996 to date

 

Achievements

1998 Archaeology and forestry in Ireland. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

1999 Policy paper on urban archaeology and the national heritage. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

2000 Review of archaeological assessment and monitoring procedures in Ireland. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

2000 Urban archaeological practice in Ireland. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

2000 Archaeology and development: guidelines for good practice for developers. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

2000 Review of urban archaeology research. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

2001 Stone monuments decay study 2000

2001 The microfilming of archaeological excavation archives. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

2001 Archaeological features at risk. A survey measuring the recent destruction of Irelandís archaeological heritage. Kilkenny, The Heritage Council.

Previous posts: Research Assistant in the Dept. of Archaeology, University College Dublin, 1989-1991

Field archaeologist with The Archaeological Survey, National Monuments and Historic Properties Service, 1991-1996..

 

Fieldwork projects

1994-5

Director: Rathdooney Beg, Co. Sligo; Excavation of Neolithic mound and Iron Age barrow cemetery.

1994

Director: Knoxspark, Co. Sligo; Excavation of an early medieval cemetery, sub-rectangular enclosure and promontory fort.

1993

Director: Rathdown Upper, Co. Wicklow; excavation of an early medieval settlement in advance of development.

1992

Director: Killanully, Co. Cork; excavation of a ringfort and rectangular enclosure in advance of quarrying. .

1991

Site Manager: Marlinstown, Co. Westmeath; excavation of early medieval enclosed cemetery and settlement site..

1991

Site Manager: Dunsink, Co. Dublin; excavation of a cropmark close to possible medieval motte in advance of motorway construction.

1990

Director: Balally, Co. Dublin; excavation of early medieval ecclesiastical enclosure.

1989

Site Manager: Roestown, Co. Kildare; excavation of a cropmark in advance of motorway construction.

1989

Site Manager: Treadstown Co. Kildare; excavations of cropmarks in advance of roadway construction.

1989

Site Manager: Ballymanny, Co. Kildare; test excavation of a church site in advance of motorway construction.

1989

Site Manager: Greenhills, Co. Kildare; excavation of an early medieval inhumation cemetery, ring-ditch and mound.

 

Other Positions

1998-9

Lecturer, Archaeological component of NUI Maynooth B.A. in Local Studies. St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny

1994

Lecturer, Language School of Business, Dublin. Heritage Management Course.

1992-3

Lecturer, Certificate Course in Archaeology at the Language School of Business in Dublin.

 

Selected Publications

1990

and Keeley, V., An Early Medieval Strap-tag from Balally, Co. Dublin, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 122, 120-25 (1992).

1991

Early Bronze Age Burials- The Social Implications, Archaeology Ireland 5, 2, 21-23.

and Hartnett, P.J. 1993 Early Bronze Age cemetery at Edmondstown county Dublin. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 93C, 21-79.

1994

From Knoxspark to Tír na nÓg, Archaeology Ireland 29, 22-3.

Aspects of Ritual Deposition in the Late Neolithic and Beaker Period at Newgrange, Co. Meath. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 60, 433-43.

1995

The environmental siting of Early Bronze Age burials in county Kildare. Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society XVIII (Part II), 117-28.

Excavations at Rathdooney Beg, Co. Sligo, 1994, Emania 13, 79-87.

Excavations at Killanully, Co. Cork. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 95C, 119-57.

Recent research on Bronze Age cemeteries. In J. Waddell and E. Shee-Twohig (Eds) Ireland in the Bronze Age. The Stationery Office, Dublin, 97-112.

A new look at the burials of the Bronze Age, Archaeology Ireland 31, 18-21

1996

Rathdooney Beg, Co. Sligo, Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 12, No. 3, 18-21.

The environmental siting of Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the Bricklieve uplands. Journal of Irish Archaeology VII, 1-11.

1997

Adolf Mahrís excavations of an Early Bronze Age cemetery at Keenoge, Co. Meath, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 97C, 1-68.

Early Bronze Age burial in South-east Ireland in the light of recent research. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 97C, 101-93.

1998

Five Early Bronze Age cemeteries at Brownstown, Graney West, Oldtown and Ploopluck, Co. Kildare and Strawhall, Co. Carlow, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 98C, 1-68.

1999

The Heritage Council, Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 13, No. 1, 17-20..

Excavation and environmental analysis of a Neolithic ditched mound and Iron Age barrow cemetery at Rathdooney Beg, County Sligo, Ireland, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 65, 337-72.

Exchange and communication: the relationship between Early and Middle Bronze Age Ireland and Atlantic Europe, in J. C. Henderson (Ed) The Prehistory and Early History of Atlantic Europe, 57-72.

Analysis of the weights of socketed axes, in G. Eogan The Socketed Bronze Axe in Ireland. Stuttgart, Franze Steiner Verlag, 209-12.

2001

The collection of Early and Middle Bronze Age material culture in south-east Ireland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 101C, 1-35.

 
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