BA 1992 (University College Dublin) Archaeology, Psychology
MSc 1996 (QUB) Archaeology & Palaeoecology
PhD 1999 (QUB)
Room 01035, Palaeoecology Centre
School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology,
Queen’s University Belfast,
Belfast BT7 1NN,
+44 (0)28 90973184 (Internal: extn 3184)
ARP2002 Flints, Farmers and Forts: Ireland in Prehistory
GAP1002 Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future
GAP7202 Irish Archaeology in a Global Context
GAP7048 Chronology: Methods and Applications II
Early to mid-Holocene environment at Millin Bay, Co. Down (with Dr Rick Schulting, University of Oxford)
Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions at the wetland archaeological complex at Edercloon, Co. Longford
The palaeoenvironmental context of the Faddan More manuscript
Palaeoclimatic and landuse reconstructions at Slievanorra, Co. Antrim (with Dr Graeme Swindles, University of Leeds)
Holocene tephras from the Greenland ice cores (with Dr Sarah Coulter, Prof. Jonathan Pilcher, Prof. Valerie Hall, Prof. Mike Baillie and the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)
Environment as Agent and Actor in Iron Age, Medieval, and Early Modern Ulster (with Dr Tina Thurston, University of Buffalo)
Research studentsCarla Ferreira(primary supervisor)
Catriona Brogan (primary supervisor)
Lisa Coyle (primary supervisor)
Vicky Ginn (primary supervisor)
Plunkett, G., McDermott, C., Swindles, G.T., Brown, D.M. 2013 Environmental indifference? A critique of environmentally deterministic theories of peatland archaeological site construction in Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews 61, 16-31, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.11.002.
Thurston, T. & Plunkett, G. 2012 A dynamic human socioecology of prehistoric and protohistoric Ulster. In L. Giosan, D.Q. Fuller, K. Nicoll, R.K. Flad & P.D. Clift (eds), Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, Geophysical Monograph Series 198, American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., 177–191, doi:10.1029/2012GM001227.
Coulter, S.E., Pilcher, J.R., Plunkett, G., Baillie, M.G.L., Hall, V.A., Steffensen, J.P., Vinther, B.M., Clausen, H.B. & Johnsen, S.J. 2012 Holocene tephras highlight complexity of volcanic signals in Greenland ice cores. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 117, D21303, doi:10.1029/2012JD017698
Lawson, I.T., Swindles, G.T., Plunkett, G. & Greenberg, D. 2012 The spatial distribution of Holocene cryptotephras in north-west Europe since 7 ka: implications for understanding ash fall events from Icelandic eruptions. Quaternary Science Reviews 41, 57-66.
Swindles, G.T., Morris, P.J., Baird, A.J., Blaauw, M. & Plunkett, G. 2012 Ecohydrological feedbacks confound peat-based climate reconstructions. Geophysical Research Letters 39, L11401.
Swindles, G.T., Lawson, I.T., Savov, I.P., Connor, C.B. & Plunkett, G. 2011 A 7000-year perspective on volcanic ash clouds affecting Northern Europe. Geology 39, 887-890.