There is no formal membership structure in EAI. We meet informally and remotely to discuss issues that arise in the practice of environmental archaeology in Ireland.
Our current list of members includes:
Dr Meriel McClatchie
Meriel is an Associate Professor at UCD School of Archaeology. She is an archaeobotanist whose research interests include European archaeology, food (from early prehistoric to early modern societies), and prehistoric landscapes and settlements. She is the director of the UCD Ancient Foods Research Group and the UCD Archaeobotany Laboratory.
Mick is a retired lecturer of Environmental Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, University College Cork. His speciality is archaeobotany but he also has an interest in all areas of environmental archaeology as a central concern of the interaction between past peoples and their environment in particular via agriculture and settlement choice particularly for the 1st into the 2nd millennium AD (in Ireland). Mick is also more specifically interested in the processing of cereals (corn-drying kilns) and interactions between early urban communities and their hinterlands.
Orla-Peach is a science communicator and researcher based at MaREI, the SFI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, University College Cork. She is a co-founder of Digital Heritage Age where she also works as a digital heritage specialist in participatory cultural heritage projects.
Roisin is a recently qualified archaeobotanist working in commercial archaeology with the Irish Archaeological Consultancy (IAC). Her main research interests include food crops and weeds from prehistoric European archaeology.
Fiona Beglane, Steve Davis, Ben Gearey, Nikolah Gilligan, Penny Johnston, Susan Lyons, Roisin Navin, Ellen O Carroll, Lorna O’Donnell, Don O’Meara, Daisy Spencer and David Stone.
If you would like to join our group, please get in touch!