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Naomi Carver

Naomi Carver

Development Control Manager

Telephone: 028 90 973728
Email: n.carver@qub.ac.uk


Naomi graduated in June 2003 with a BSc (Honours) in Archaeology-Palaeoecology from Queen’s University Belfast. She commenced employment with the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF) in September 2003 and since then has gained extensive experience on a range of archaeological sites, including both developer funded and research-based projects. She has also worked for Archaeological Consultancy Services (ACS Ltd.), Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd. and Gahan and Long Ltd.

Naomi has directed excavations at Aghaloo Church, County Tyrone, Grange Lower, County Armagh and Tynan, County Armagh and also acted as Assistant Director at Castle Caulfield, County Tyrone. She has carried out a substantial amount of Development Control evaluations on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and has prepared a number of Data Structure Reports and Evaluation/Monitoring Reports for the NIEA as a result.

Naomi’s current role with the CAF is as the manager of the Development Control scheme. She recently finished working on a post-excavation project comprising the phasing and development of a cemetery at Ballyhanna, Co. Sligo. Naomi also maintains the CAF website.

Naomi is particularly interested in education and archaeology and is currently the Branch Leader of the hugely successful Belfast Young Archaeologists’ Club which was established in June 2006 by members of Queen’s University Belfast.

Membership of professional bodies, academic and research groups

  • Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland
  • Ulster Archaeological Society
  • Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group
  • Branch Leader and founding member of Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club


Selected Publications & Reports

Chapters in Books

Forthcoming: (with P. Macdonald): 'Chronology, development and context - an analysis of the excavated graveyard at Ballyhanna', in C. McKenzie and E. Murphy (eds), The Science of a Cemetery: the Ballyhanna Research Project, National Roads Authority, Dublin.

 Journal Articles

 Carver, N. (forthcoming) ‘Excavations at Grange Lower, Co. Armagh, Ulster Journal of Archaeology.

Ruffell, A., Donnelly, C., Carver, N., Murphy, E., Murray, E. and McCambridge, J. 2009. ‘Suspect Burial Excavation Procedure: A Cautionary Tale’, Forensic Science International 183, e11-e16.

Carver, N. 2007. ‘Excavations at Aghaloo Church, Rousky, County Tyrone’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 66, 75-96.

Macdonald, P., Carver, N. and Yates, M. 2006. ‘Excavations at McIlwhans Hill, Ballyutoag, County Antrim’, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 64, 43-61.

General Reader Publications

Carver, N., Murphy, E., Murray, E. and Sloan, B. 2010: "From life in the Bronze Age to 'days of the dead', Archaeology Ireland Vol 24 No. 2 Issue No. 92, 14-15.

Carver, N., King, M. and Macdonald, P. 2009. ‘Surveying Templecormick with the Young Archaeologists’, Archaeology Ireland Vol. 23 No. 4 Issue No. 90, 20-21.

Carver, N. 2009. ‘Belfast Young Archaeologists’, In-Site: the Newsletter of the Northern Ireland Archaeology Forum 2, 6.

Carver, N. 2009. ‘Belfast YAC’, In-Site: the Newsletter of the Northern Ireland Archaeology Forum 1, 6.

Carver, N. 2008. ‘Young Archaeologists’ Club: An opportunity for 6-16 year olds to learn about their past’, Environment Link: Environmental Fact Sheet Vol. 6 Issue 2, 32-34.

Carver, N., Murphy, E. and Sloan, B. 2007. ‘The Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists Club’, Archaeology Ireland Vol. 21 No. 1 Issue No. 79, 41.

 Specialist Reports

 Carver, N., 2008. 'The pottery'. In: Sloan, B. A Bronze Age Cist Burial at Glebe, Rathlin Island, County Antrim. Ulster Journal of Archaeology 67, 60-83.

 Internal Reports

 Carver, N. 2006. CAF Evaluation/Monitoring Report No. 77: Investigations at Cushenny Road, Grange Lower, Co. Armagh.

Carver, N. 2005. CAF Data Structure Report No. 41: Excavations at Aghaloo Church, Rousky, Co. Tyrone.

Carver, N. and McNeill, T. 2004. CAF Data Structure Report No. 31: Excavations at Killyglen Motte, Co. Antrim.