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Grace McAlister

Field Archaeologist


Telephone: 028 9097 3728   
Email: gmcalister02@qub.ac.uk


After graduating from Queen’s University in 2009 with a BSc in Archaeology – Palaeoecology, Grace worked in the commercial sector before joining the CAF in January 2011.  Grace has worked on excavations at a number of iconic Northern Irish sites including Dundrum Castle, Carrickfergus Castle and Tirnony Portal Tomb.  Most recently she directed a three-month excavation at Dunluce Castle, investigating the ‘lost town of Dunluce’.

Grace is interested in archaeological outreach and has been involved in a series of volunteer-led excavations with the Belfast Hills Partnership as well as the recent excavation at Bishop St, Derry-Londonderry.  She is a member of the committee of the Ulster Archaeological Society and is an active participant of the Society’s Field Survey Group. Grace also recently became a leader of Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club.


Selected publications

Gault, A and McAlister, G. 2013. Excavations at Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim. CAF Data Structure Report No. 111.

McAlister, G. 2013 'Field surveys undertaken by the Ulster Archaeological Society in 2009', Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 70.

McAlister, G. 2012. Investigations at Windsor Park (Phase 1) Belfast. CAF Monitoring Report No. 237

McHugh, R. and McAlister, G. 2013. Geophysical Survey of the North-West field, Tullyhoge Fort, Co. Tyrone, CAF Geophysical Report No. 27.?