Environmental Sciences Research Institute

  1. Introduction
  2. Staff and Students
  3. Recent Publications

Centre for Maritime Archaeology


The Centre for Maritime Archaeology, jointly funded by the University of Ulster and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, has established an inter-disciplinary research environment, interacting equally with the sciences and humanities. Coasts are complex, dynamic, open systems whose archaeology is influenced by a range of interacting variables. Current concerns over the influence of climate change and sea level rise are particularly pertinent at submerged and subaerial coastal archaeological sites. Within this context, the Centre’s research is focused on studies of evolving maritime and freshwater cultural landscapes - extending from riverine and lacustrine environments to the open ocean, with emphasis on coastal and nearshore archaeology. We enjoy close collaboration with colleagues in the Coastal Systems and Quaternary Environmental Change research groups.



  • Maritime archaeology of the East African coast: We are engaged in research projects along the East African coast, with emphasis on the role of the Swahili peoples in the cultural development of the area.
  • Exploitation of coastal resources: Humans have drawn on the resources offered by coastal environments for millennia. This sub-theme examines the multiplicity of strategies employed to exploit the coastal zone, including subsistence activities evidenced in such monuments as Mesolithic and Neolithic shell middens and Medieval fish traps.
  • Freshwater archaeology: Northern Ireland has a significant freshwater environment and past investigations of riverine and lacustrine locations have resulted in the discovery of a range of archaeological structures, sites and artefactual remains. This subtheme is concerned with developing a GIS resource inventory and survey capabilities in these freshwater landscapes.


  • Gaelic lordships of Ireland and Scotland: The later medieval lordships of Gaelic Ireland and Scotland were dynamic and culturally distinct entities. Many of them, concentrated along the western Atlantic seaboards of both countries, were heavily involved in marine communications and coastal exploitation.
  • Historic shipwrecks: Archival references to shipwreck in Ireland and abroad reveal a great number of shipwrecking incidents in the post-medieval period. A range of vessels are represented from humble fishing boats to shipwrecks reflecting the political and military upheavals of the day. The study of these vessels is aimed at understanding not only the technical and material aspects of these sites but also their political-economic context, and by insights into site-formation processes, informing attempts to detect earlier shipwreck sites.


  • Submerged archaeological landscapes: This subtheme is concerned with the archaeology of submerged landscapes and past human response to significant sea level change. See also the Submerged Landscapes Archaeological Network.
  • Wreck-site formation processes: An understanding of wreck-site formation processes is fundamental to shipwreck archaeology. This subtheme is focused on the role of physical processes in wreck site formation.
  • Geophysical signatures of submerged archaeological material: The geophysical signatures of archaeological materials are poorly understood. This subtheme is focused on the backscatter and reflection signatures of submerged and buried archaeological material. An understanding of these data characteristics is essential in the application of acoustic techniques to both shipwreck archaeology and submerged landscape studies.


Staff and Students

Academic staff

Colin Breen Reader

Wes Forsythe Lecturer

Ruth Plets Lecturer

Rory Quinn Reader

Research staff

Sandra Henry Research Associate

Rosemary McConkey Research Associate

Tom McErlean Senior Research Fellow

Rory McNeary Associate (Marine Division DoE)

Kieran Westley Research Associate

Research Students

Vincent McAllister MPhil Student

Rory McNeary PhD Student

Paul Montgomery PhD Student


Number of items: 153.

McNeary, Rory (2014) Applications of Airborne LiDAR for Cultural Heritage Management Initiatives inNorthern Ireland. In: A Sense of the Past Studies in current archaeological applications of remote sensing and non-invasive prospection methods . (Eds: Kamermans, Hans, Gojda, Martin and Posluschny, Axel G.), BAR International Series Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 67-82. ISBN 9781407312163

Griffiths, D, McGonigle, C and Quinn, R (2014) Climate and species richness patterns of freshwater fish in North America and Europe. Journal of Biogeography, 41 (3). pp. 452-463.

McNeary, Rory (2014) Archaeological feature detection using airborne laser scanning at Shane’s Castle Park, County Antrim. Ulster Journal Of Archaeology, 70. pp. 111-125.

Breen, Colin (2014) World Heritage Sites, Culture and Sustainable Communities in Africa . In: Management of Cultural World Heritage Sites and Development in Africa . Springer , pp. 83-92. ISBN 978-1-4939-0481-5

Smyth, TAG and Quinn, R (2014) The role of computational fluid dynamics in understanding shipwreck site formation processes. Journal of Archaeological Science, 45. pp. 220-225.

Lacroix, D, Bell, T, Shaw, J and Westley, K (2014) Submerged archaeological landscapes and the recording of Precontact history: examples from Atlantic Canada. In: Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf. (Eds: Evans, A, Flatman, J and Flemming, N), Springer, pp. 13-36. ISBN 978-1-4614-9634-2

Westley, K, Plets, R and Quinn, R (2014) Holocene Paleo-Geographic Reconstructions of the Ramore Head Area, Northern Ireland, Using Geophysical and Geotechnical Data: Paleo-Landscape Mapping and Archaeological Implications. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, 29 (6). pp. 411-430.

McErlean, Thomas (2013) The Archaeology of the Ulster Cycle on the North Coast. In: Ulidia 3, Procedings of the Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle. Curach Bhan Publications, Berlin, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-3-942002-07-3

Plets, Ruth, Dix, Justin and Bates, Richard (2013) Marine Geophysics Data Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation. English Heritage. English Heritage. 48 pp.

Plets, Ruth (2013) Underwater survey and acoustic detection and characterization of archaeological materials. In: The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 433-449. ISBN 978-0-19-957349-3

Forsythe, Wes (2013) The measures and materiality of Improvement in Ireland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 17 (1). pp. 72-93.

Sacchetti, F, Benetti, S, Quinn, R and Ó Cofaigh, C (2013) Glacial and post-glacial sedimentary processes in the Irish Rockall Trough from an integrated acoustic analysis of near-seabed sediments. Geo-Marine Letters, 33 (1). pp. 49-66.

Westley, Kieran, Bailey, Geoff, Davies, William, Firth, Antony, Flemming, Nic, Gaffney, Vince and Gibbard, Phil (2013) The Palaeolithic. In: People and the Sea: A Maritime Archaeological Research Agenda for England. (Eds: Ransley, Jesse, Sturt, Fraser, Dix, Justin, Adams, Jon and Blue, Lucy), Council for British Archaeology, pp. 10-29. ISBN 978-1-902771-93-9

Brady, Niall, McNeary, Rory, Shanahan, Brian and Shaw, Rob (2013) Unravelling medieval landscapes from the air . Peritia - Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 22-23. pp. 295-316.

McNeary, Rory (2013) Maritime Archaeology and the river. In: The Lost Settlement of Dunnalong. Guildhall Press, pp. 36-41. ISBN N/A

McNeary, Rory (2013) Relocating the site of the fort using aerial survey. In: The Lost Settlement of Dunnalong. Guildhall Press, pp. 42-45. ISBN N/A

Breen, Colin (2013) Maritime Archaeology in Africa. In: Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology. (Eds: Mitchell, P and Lane, P), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 201-2012. ISBN 978-0-19-956988-5

Breen, Colin (2013) Towards an archaeology of Early Islamic Ports on the Western Red Sea Coast. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 8:2. pp. 311-323.

Westley, K (2013) Taking the plunge: Investigating submerged prehistoric landscapes off the north coast of Ireland. Archaeology Ireland, 27 (4). pp. 38-41.

Forsythe, Wes and McConkey, Rosemary (2013) Ballycastle Bay salt works – three centuries of production in north Antrim. . Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Newsletter, 9. pp. 2-5.

McNeary, Rory and Westley, Kieran (2013) The work of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster: past and present. In: Irish Maritime Heritage. Proceedings of the 3rd Galway International Heritage Conference 2013. (Eds: Higgins, J, Conneely, A and Gibbons, M), Crow's Rock Press, Galway, pp. 11-24. ISBN 978-1-908655-14-1

Breen, Colin and Forsythe, Wes, eds. (2013) Underwater Archaeology Proceedings 2013. 205 pp. ACUA. ISBN 9781999999999

McNeary, Rory and Shanahan, Brian (2012) The March in Roscommon, 1170–1400: Culture Contact, Continuity and Change. In: The March in the Islands of the Medieval West. BRILL, pp. 195-226. ISBN 9789004225862

Strong, J, Service, M, Plets, RMK, Clements, A and Quinn, R (2012) Marine substratum and biotope maps of the Maidens/Klondyke bedrock outcrops, Northern Ireland. Journal of Maps, 8 (2). pp. 129-135.

Sacchetti, F, Benetti, S, Georgiopoulou, A, Shannon, PM, O'Reilly, BM, Dunlop, P, Quinn, R and Ó Cofaigh, C (2012) Deep-water geomorphology of the glaciated Irish margin from high-resolution marine geophysical data. Marine Geology, 291-294. pp. 113-131.

van Rein, H, Schoeman, DS, Brown, CJ, Quinn, R and Breen, J (2012) Development of low-cost image mosaics of hard-bottom sessile communities using SCUBA: comparisons of optical media and of proxy measures of community structure. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92 (01). pp. 49-62.

Plets, R, Clements, A, Quinn, R and Strong, J (2012) Marine substratum map of the Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland. Journal of Maps, 8 (1). pp. 1-13.

Forsythe, Wes (2012) Improving landlords and planned settlements in eighteenth-century Ireland: William Burton Conygham and the fishing station on Inis Mhic an Doirn, Co. Donegal. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 112C. pp. 1-32.

Quinn, R, Lafferty, B, Westley, K and Plets, R (2012) Rathlin Island - Natural Environment. In: Rathlin Island - an archaeological survey of a maritime landscape. (Eds: Forsythe, W and McConkey, R), TSO, pp. 20-44. ISBN 9780337097041

Westley, Kieran (2012) Finding Rathlin's Wrecks. In: Rathlin Island. An archaeological survey of a maritime cultural landscape. (Eds: Forsythe, Wes and McConkey, Rosemary), TSO, pp. 286-293. ISBN 9780337097041

Breen , Colin (2012) Dunluce Castle; archaeology and history. Four Courts Press. Dublin . 230 pp ISBN 978-1-84682-373-2

Forsythe, Wes, Donnelly, Colm and Breen, Colin (2012) The later Medieval Period. In: Rathlin Island: An Archaeological Survey of a Maritime Landscape . The Stationery Office , Belfast , pp. 150-172. ISBN 9780337097041

Breen, Colin (2012) Randal MacDonnell and early seventeenth-century settlement in northeast Ulster, 1603-30. In: The Plantation of Ulster: ideology and practice . (Eds: O Siochru, Micheal and O Ciardha, Eamonn), Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 143-157. ISBN 9780719086083

Smith, LMV, Mallinson, MDS, Phillips, JS, Breen, CP, Forsythe, W, McErlean, T, Britton, D, Porter, S and Jansen van Rensburg, J (2012) Archaeology and the archaeological and historical evidence for the trade of Suakin, Sudan. . In: Navigated spaces, connected places: Proceedings of the Red Sea Conference V held at the University of Exeter, September 2010. Archaeopress: British Archaeological Reports, Oxford, pp. 173-186. ISBN 978-1-4073-0929-3

Plets, Gertjan, Verhoeven, Geert, Cheremisin, Dimitry, Plets, Ruth, Bourgeois, Jean, Stichelbaut, Birger, Gheyle, Wouter and De Reu, Jeroen (2012) The deteriorating preservation of the Altai Rock Art: Assessing three-dimensional image-based modelling in rock art reseach and management . Rock Art Research, 29 (2). pp. 139-156.

Plets, Gertjan, Plets, Ruth and Annaert, Rica (2012) Belgian archaeologists abroad: from antiquarians to interdisciplinary research. In: European Archaeology Abroad. (Eds: van der Linde, Sjoerd, van den Dries, Monique, Schlanger, Nathan and Slappendel, Corijanne), Sidestone Press, Leiden, pp. 67-83. ISBN 978-90-8890-106-5

Forsythe, Wes and McConkey, Rosemary, eds. (2012) Rathlin Island: an archaeological survey of a maritime landscape. Belfast. 482 pp. TSO. ISBN 9780337097041

Westley, K, Bell, T, Renouf, MAP and Tarasov, L (2011) Impact assessment of current and future sea-level change on coastal archaeological resources – illustrated examples from Northern Newfoundland. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 6 (3). pp. 351-374.

Plets, Gertjan, Gheyle, Wouter, Plets, Ruth, Dvornikov, Eduard Pavlovich and Jean, Bourgeois (2011) A Line Through the Sacred Lands of the Altai Mountains: Perspectives on the Altai Pipeline Project. Mountain Research and Development, 31 (4). pp. 372-379.

Vardy, Mark E., Bull, Jonathan M., Dix, Justin K., Henstock, Timothy J., Plets, Ruth M. K., Gutowski, Martin and Hogarth, Peter (2011) The geological Hubble: A reappraisal for shallow water. The Leading Edge, 30 (2). pp. 154-159.

Westley, Kieran (2011) Maritime Archaeology. In: Northern Ireland. State of the Seas Report. (Eds: Gibson, Chris), Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute and Northern Ireland Environment Agency, pp. 89-96. ISBN 978-1-907053-20-7

Quinn, R (2011) Acoustic Remote Sensing in Maritime Archaeology. In: The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology. (Eds: Catsambis, A, Ford, B and Hamilton, DL), Oxford University Press, pp. 68-89. ISBN 978-0-19-537517-6

Westley, K, Quinn, R, Forsythe, W, Plets, R, Bell, T, Benetti, S, McGrath, F and Robinson, R (2011) Mapping Submerged Landscapes Using Multibeam Bathymetric Data: a case study from the north coast of Ireland. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 40 (1). pp. 99-112.

Plets, R, Quinn, R, Forsythe, W, Westley, K, Bell, T, Benetti, S, McGrath, F and Robinson, R (2011) Using Multibeam Echo-Sounder Data to Identify Shipwreck Sites: archaeological assessment of the Joint Irish Bathymetric Survey data. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 40 (1). pp. 87-98.

McNeary, Rory (2011) Riverine Archaeology in Northern Ireland: an evaluation. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 40 (1). pp. 162.

Westley, K, Bell, T, Plets, R and Quinn, R (2011) Investigating Submerged Archaeological Landscapes: a research strategy illustrated with case studies from Ireland and Newfoundland, Canada. In: Submerged Prehistory. (Eds: Benjamin, J, Bonsall, C, Pickard, C and Fischer, A), Oxbow Books, pp. 129-144. ISBN 978-1-84217-418-0

Sacchetti, F, Benetti, S, Georgiopoulou, A, Dunlop, P and Quinn, R (2011) Geomorphology of the Irish Rockall Trough, North Atlantic Ocean, mapped from multibeam bathymetric and backscatter data. Journal of Maps, v2011. pp. 60-81.

Callaway, A, Quinn, R, Brown, C, Service, M, Long, D and Benetti, S (2011) The formation and evolution of an isolated submarine valley in the North Channel, Irish Sea: an investigation of Beaufort’s Dyke. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26 (4). pp. 362-373.

van Rein, H, Brown, CJ, Quinn, R, Breen, J and Schoeman, DS (2011) An evaluation of acoustic seabed classification techniques for marine biotope monitoring over broad-scales (>1 km2) and meso-scales (10 m2–1 km2). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 93. pp. 336-349.

Callaway, A, Quinn, R, Brown, CJ, Service, M and Benetti, S (2011) Trace metal contamination of Beaufort’s Dyke, North Channel, Irish Sea: A legacy of ordnance disposal. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62. pp. 2345-2355.

Van Rein, H, Schoeman, DS, Brown, CJ, Quinn, R and Breen, J (2011) Development of benthic monitoring methods using photoquadrats and scuba on heterogeneous hard-substrata: a boulder-slope community case study. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 21 (7). pp. 676-689.

Van Rein, H, Brown, C J, Schoeman, DS, Quinn, R and Breen, J (2011) Fixed-station monitoring of a harbour wall community: the utility of low-cost photomosaics and scuba on hard-substrata. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 21 (7). pp. 690-703.

Breen, Colin, Forsythe, Wes, Smith, Laurence and Mallinson, Michael (2011) Excavations at the medieval Red Sea Port of Suakin, Sudan. Azania, Journal of Archaeological Research in Africa, 46 (2). pp. 205-225.

Wilson, P, Westley, K, Plets, R and Dempster, M (2011) Radiocarbon dates from the inter-tidal peat bed at Portrush, County Antrim.. Irish Geography, 44. pp. 323-329.

Breen, Colin, Murray, E, Reid, Gemma and Robinson, R (2011) Dunluce; a castle and lost town in north Antrim. Archaeology Ireland , 25 (3). pp. 26-29.

McGonigle, C, Grabowski, JH, Brown, CJ, Weber, TC and Quinn, R (2011) Detection of deep water benthic macroalgae using image-based classification techniques on multibeam backscatter at Cashes Ledge, Gulf of Maine, USA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 91 (1). pp. 87 - 101.

Westley, K (2011) Prehistoric lithics from East Torr, County Antrim. Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 70. pp. 1-6.

Masson, D.G., Plets, R.M.K., Huvenne, V.A.I, Wynn, R.B. and Bett, B.J. (2010) Sedimentology and depositional history of Holocene sandy contourites on the lower slope of the Faroe-Shetland Channel, northwest of the UK. Marine Geology, 268. pp. 85-96.

Shanahan, Brian and McNeary, Rory (2010) Landscapes of memory in the heartland of Connacht, Ireland. In: Patrimoine, Images, Mémoire des Paysages Européens. (Eds: Lévêque, L, Ruiz del Árbol , M and Pop, L), L’Harmattan Press, pp. 163-176. ISBN 978-2-296-10887-5

Quinn, R and Boland, D (2010) The role of time-lapse bathymetric surveys in assessing morphological change at shipwreck sites. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37 (11). pp. 2938-2946.

McGonigle, C, Brown, CJ and Quinn, R (2010) Operational Parameters, Data Density and Benthic Ecology: Considerations for Image-Based Classification of Multibeam Backscatter. Marine Geodesy, 33 (1). pp. 16-38.

Breen, Colin and Rhodes, Daniel (2010) Archaeology and International Development in Africa . Duckworth Academic Press. 159 pp ISBN 978-0-7156-3905-4

Breen, Colin, Forsythe, Wes, Raven , John and Rhodes, Dan (2010) 'Survey and Excavation at Dunstaffnage Castle, Argyll' . Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 140. pp. 165-178.

Forsythe, Wes (2010) Strangford’s oldest shipwreck: a Neolithic logboat from Greyabbey Bay, Co. Down. In: Battles, boats and bones: archaeological discoveries in Northern Ireland 1987-2008. (Eds: Murray, E and Logue, P), TSO, Belfast, pp. 43-45. ISBN 9780337095924

McGonigle, C, Brown, CJ and Quinn, R (2010) Insonification orientation and its relevance for image-based classification of multibeam backscatter . ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67 (5). pp. 1010-1023.

Plets, Ruth M. K., Dix, Justin K., Adams, Jon R., Bull, Jonathan M., Henstock, Timothy J., Gutowski, Martin and Best, Angus I. (2009) The use of a high-resolution 3D Chirp sub-bottom profiler for the reconstruction of the shallow water archaeological site of the Grace Dieu (1439), River Hamble, UK. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 36 (2). pp. 408-418.

McGonigle, C, Brown, CJ, Quinn, R and Grabowski, J (2009) Evaluation of image-based multibeam sonar backscatter classification for benthic habitat discrimination and mapping at Stanton Banks, UK. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 81 (3). pp. 423-437.

Mallinson, M, Smith , L, Breen, Colin, Forsythe, Wes and Phillips, J (2009) Ottoman Suakin 1541 – 1865 AD – Lost & Found.. In: Frontiers of the Ottoman World. (Eds: Peacock, A), Proceedings of the British Academy. Oxford University Press, pp. 469-492. ISBN 13: 9780197264423

Forsythe, Wes (2009) Monuments of our founders: archaeology comes full circle in west Donegal. In: Lost and Found: rediscovering Ireland’s past (Vol. II). . (Eds: Fenwick, J. ), Wordwell Books, pp. 253-262. ISBN 978-1-905569-26-7

McNeary, Rory William Adamson and Shanahan, Brian (2009) Carns townland, Co. Roscommon: excavations by the Medieval Rural Settlement Project in 2006. In: Rural settlement in medieval Ireland, in light of recent archaeological excavations. (Eds: Corlett, Chris and Potterton, Michael), Wordwell, pp. 125-137. ISBN 9781905569328

Callaway, A, Smyth, J, Brown, CJ, Quinn, R, Service, M and Long, D (2009) The impact of scour processes on a smothered reef system in the Irish Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 84 (3). pp. 409-418.

van Rein, H, Brown, CJ, Quinn, R and Breen, J (2009) A review of sublittoral monitoring methods in temperate waters: a focus on scale. Underwater Technology, 28 (3). pp. 99-113.

Breen, Colin (2009) Famine and Displacement in Plantation-period Munster. In: Plantation Ireland: Settlement and Material Culture. Four Courts Press, Dublin , pp. 132-139. ISBN 978-1-84682-186-8

Breen, Colin (2009) Discovering a sense of place: Mental maps of Cork City . In: Lost and Found II; Rediscovering Ireland's Past . (Eds: Fenwick , J), Wordwell, pp. 279-284. ISBN 978 1 905569 26 7

Breen, Colin (2009) University-based Teaching and Research of Historical Archaeology on the Island of Ireland . In: Crossing Paths of Sharing Tracks? Future directions in the archaeological study of post-1550 Britain and Ireland . (Eds: Horning , Audrey and Palmer, Marilyn ), Boydell , pp. 55-64. ISBN 978 1 84383 434 2

Plets, Ruth M. K., Dix, Justin K. and Best, Angus I. (2008) Mapping of the buried Yarmouth Roads wreck, Isle of Wight, UK, using a chirp sub-bottom profiler. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 37 (2). pp. 360-373.

Plets, R. M. K., Dix, J. K., Adams, J. R. and Best, A. I. (2008) 3D reconstruction of a shallow archaeological site from high-resolution acoustic imagery: The Grace Dieu. APPLIED ACOUSTICS, 69 (5). pp. 399-411.

McNeary, Rory William Adamson (2008) Eighteenth century whaling and shark fishery at Inver, Donegal Bay.. Donegal Annual, 60. pp. 82-98.

McErlean, Thomas and McConkey, Rosemary (2008) The 'Otherworld ' of the Coast., NIEA.

McErlean, Thomas and Forsythe, Wes (2008) The Archaeology of the North Coast Salmon Fisheries., NIEA.

Quinn, R, Dix, J and Dean, M (2008) Geophysical and remote sensing surveys. In: Archaeology Underwater: The Nautical Archaeology Society Guide to Principles and Practice. (Eds: Bowens, A), Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 103-113. ISBN 9781405175913

McKenna, J, Quinn, R, Donnelly, DJ and Cooper, JAG (2008) Accurate mental maps as an aspect of Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK): a case study from Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland. Ecology and Society, 13 (1). pp. 1-23.

Bell, T, Westley, K, Plets, R, Quinn, R and Renouf, P (2008) Submerged archaeological landscapes: from ancient myth to new frontier. Journal of Ocean Technology, 3 (4). pp. 13-20.

Quinn, R and Boland, D (2008) Illuminating shipwreck sites using sonar technology. Journal of Ocean Technology, 3 (4). pp. 21-25.

McErlean, Thomas (2007) Harnessing the Tides, The Early Medieval Tide Mills at Nendrum Monastery, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland Archaeological Monographs No 7. TSO. 468 pp ISBN 978-0-337-08877-3

Plets, Ruth, Dix, Justin, Bastos, Alex and Best, Angus (2007) Characterization of buried inundated peat on seismic (Chirp) data, inferred from core information. ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROSPECTION, 14 (4). pp. 261-272.

Breen, Colin (2007) Advocacy, international development and World Heritage Sites in sub-Saharan Africa. WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY, 39 (3). pp. 355-370.

Quinn, R, Forsythe, W, Breen, C, Boland, D, Lane, P and Omar, A Lali (2007) Process-based models for port evolution and wreck site formation at Mombasa, Kenya. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 34 (9). pp. 1449-1460.

McErlean, Thomas, Earwood, Caroline, Moore, Dermot and Murphy, Eileen (2007) The sequence of early Christian period horizontal tide mills at nendrum monastery: An interim statement. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 63-75.

McErlean, Thomas (2007) Archaeology of the strangford lough kelp industry in the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth centuries. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 76-93.

Callaghan, Claire, Breen, Colin and Loingsigh, Moira Ni (2007) Investigations of Taymouth Castle, a nineteenth-century composite ship lost off the coast of northern Ireland. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 25-38.

McErlean, Thomas (2007) The Archaeology of Parks and Gardens, 1600-1900:An introduction to Irish garden archaeology. In: The Post-Medieval Archaeology of Ireland. (Eds: Horning , A, Ó Baoill, R, Donnelly , C and Logue , P), Wordwell, pp. 275-288. ISBN 978 1 905569 13 7

Forsythe, Wes (2007) Historic shipwreck in Ireland. In: The Post-Medieval Archaeology of Ireland 1550-1850. Papers presented at the 1st Annual Conference of the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group. . (Eds: Horning, A, Ó Baoill, R, Donnelly, C and Logue, P), Wordwell, pp. 263-274. ISBN 978-1-905569-13-7

Forsythe, Wes and Gregory, N (2007) A Neolithic logboat from Greyabbey Bay, Co. Down. Ulster Journal of Archaeology , 66. pp. 6-13.

McErlean, Thomas (2007) Harnessing the Tides., NIEA.

McNeary, Rory William Adamson (2007) ``Guns, harpoons, lances, casks and every [necessary] article'': An account of the history and archaeology of an eighteenth-century shore-based whaling and basking shark fishery in Donegal bay. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 115-124.

Breen, Colin and Forsythe, Wes (2007) The french shipwreck La Surveillante, lost in Bantry Bay, Ireland, in 1797. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 39-50.

Forsythe, Wes (2007) Bantry Bay, county cork, a fortified maritime landscape. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 51-62.

McDowell, L, Knight, J and Quinn, R (2007) Mesoscale changes in present-day nearshore surface sediments and bedform dynamics off the north coast of Ireland. In: Coastal and Shelf Sediment Transport. (Eds: Balson, PS and Collins, MB), The Geological Society of London, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9781 86239 217 5

Quinn, R (2007) The assimilation of marine geophysical data into the maritime sites and monuments record, Northern Ireland. Historical Archaeology, 41 (3). pp. 9-24.

Breen, C, Quinn, R and Forsythe, W (2007) A preliminary analysis of historic shipwrecks in northern Ireland. HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 41 (3). pp. 4-8.

Forsythe, Wes (2007) On the edge of improvement: Rathlin Island and the modern world. . International Journal of Historical Archaeology , 11 (3). pp. 221-240.

Breen, Colin (2007) An Archaeology of Southwest Ireland 1570-1670. Four Courts Press, Dublin. 239 pp ISBN 978-1-84682-040-3

O'Sullivan, Aidan and Breen, Colin (2007) Maritime Ireland; An Archaeology of Coastal Communities. Tempus. 256 pp ISBN 978 0 7524 2509 2

Breen, Colin (2007) English Colonial Landscapes in the South-West of Ireland. In: Estate Landscapes. (Eds: Finch , Jonathan and Giles, Kate), Boydell , pp. 177-190. ISBN 978-1-84383-370-3

Breen, Colin (2007) The Post-Medieval Coastal Landscape of Bantry and Beara . In: The Post-Medieval Archaeology of Ireland 1550-1850. Wordwell, pp. 205-220. ISBN 978 1 905569 137

Forsythe, Wes and McConkey, Rosemary (2007) Uncovering the maritime archaeology of Rathlin Island. Coast, 1. pp. 21-22.

Forsythe, Wes (2006) The archaeology of the Kelp industry in the northern islands of Ireland. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 35 (2). pp. 218-229.

Quinn, R (2006) The role of scour in shipwreck site formation processes and the preservation of wreck-associated scour signatures in the sedimentary record - evidence from seabed and sub-surface data. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 33 (10). pp. 1419-1432.

Kelley, JT, Cooper, JAG, Jackson, DWT, Belknap, DF and Quinn, R (2006) Sea-level change and inner shelf stratigraphy off Northern Ireland. MARINE GEOLOGY, 232 (1-2). pp. 1-15.

Lafferty, B, Quinn, R and Breen, C (2006) A side-scan sonar and high-resolution Chirp sub-bottom profile study of the natural and anthropogenic sedimentary record of Lower Lough Erne, northwestern Ireland. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 33 (6). pp. 756-766.

Lafferty, B, Quinn, R and Breen, C (2006) Subglacial imprints associated with the isolation and decay of an ice mass in the Lower Lough Erne basin, Co. Fermanagh, NW Ireland. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 163 (Part 3). pp. 421-430.

Westley, Kieran and Dix, Justin (2006) Coastal environments and their role in prehistoric migrations. JOURNAL OF MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY, 1 (1). pp. 9-28.

Breen, Colin (2006) Social Archaeologies of Utopian Settlements in Ireland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 10 (1). pp. 64-80.

Forsythe, Wes (2006) Monuments of the kelp industry in Ulster islands. Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Newletter, 5. pp. 9-12.

Quinn, R, Dean, M, Lawrence, M, Liscoe, S and Boland, D (2005) Backscatter responses and resolution considerations in archaeological side-scan sonar surveys: a control experiment. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 32 (8). pp. 1252-1264.

McDowell, L, Knight, J and Quinn, R (2005) High-resolution geophysical investigations of estuarine and nearshore sediment dynamics, Bann Estuary, Northern Ireland. In: High Resolution Investigations of the Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries; Series: Coastal Systems and Continental Margins. (Eds: Fitzgerald, DM and Knight, J), Springer, pp. 11-32. ISBN 9781402032967

Breen, Colin (2005) The Gaelic Lordship of the O'Sullivan Beare: A Landscape Cultural History. Four Courts Press, Dublin. 256 pp ISBN 1-85182-955-5

Breen, Colin and Forsythe, Wes (2004) Boats and Shipwrecks of Ireland . Tempus. 192 pp ISBN 0 7524 3122 6

Forsythe, W, Quinn, R and Breen, C (2003) Subtidal archaeological investigations in Mombasa's Old Port. In: Researching Africa's Past: New contributions from British Archaeologists. (Eds: Mitchell, P, Haour, A and Hobart, J), Oxbow Books, pp. 133-138. ISBN 978-0-947816-58-2

Breen, Colin and Lane , Paul (2003) Archaeological approaches to East Africa’s changing seascapes. World Archaeology, 35 (3). pp. 467-489.

Cooper, JAG, Kelley, JT, Belknap, DF, Quinn, R and McKenna, J (2002) Inner shelf seismic stratigraphy off the north coast of Northern Ireland: new data on the depth of the Holocene lowstand. MARINE GEOLOGY, 186 (3-4). pp. 369-387.

Williams, B and McErlean, Thomas (2002) Maritime archaeology in Northern Ireland. ANTIQUITY, 76 (292). pp. 505-511.

Quinn, R, Forsythe, W, Breen, C, Dean, M, Lawrence, M and Liscoe, S (2002) Comparison of the Maritime Sites and Monuments Record with side-scan sonar and diver surveys: A case study from Rathlin Island, Ireland. GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 17 (5). pp. 441-451.

Quinn, R, Breen, C, Forsythe, W, Barton, K, Rooney, S and O'Hara, D (2002) Integrated geophysical surveys of The French Frigate La-Surveillante (1797), Bantry Bay, Co. Cork, Ireland. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 29 (4). pp. 413-422.

McErlean, Thomas, McConkey, Rosemary and Forsythe, Wes (2002) Strangford Lough: An Archaeological Survey of the Maritime Cultural Landscape. Blackstaff Press. 689 pp ISBN 085640-723-2

Forsythe, W, Quinn, R and Breen, C (2002) Shipwrecking and maritime casualties in Strangford Lough. In: Strangford Lough: an archaeological survey of the maritime cultural landscape. (Eds: McErlean, T, McConkey, R and Forsythe, W), Blackstaff Press, pp. 377-403. ISBN 978-0856407239

Breen, Colin and O'Sullivan , Aidan (2002) Underwater Archaeology in the Republic of Ireland . In: International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology. (Eds: Ruppe, Carol V and Barstad, Janet F), Plenum , pp. 399-415. ISBN 0-306-46345-8

Breen, C, Forsythe, W and Quinn, R (2002) Offshore archaeology of the North Coast. In: Field Guide to the Coastal Environments of Northern Ireland . (Eds: Knight , Jasper), University of Ulster, pp. 109-114. ISBN 1 85923 158 6

Forsythe, Wes, McConkey, Rosemary and McErlean, Thomas (2002) Strangford Lough – maritime archaeology on the County Down coast. Archaeology Ireland, 19. pp. 1-3.

Breen, C, Forsythe, W, Lane, P, McErlean, T, McConkey, R, Omar, A Lali, Quinn, R and Williams, B (2001) Ulster and the Indian Ocean? Recent maritime archaeological research on the East African coast. Antiquity, 75 (290). pp. 797-798.

Forsythe, Wes and Breen, Colin (2001) Management and protection of the maritime cultural resource in Ireland. COASTAL MANAGEMENT, 29 (1). pp. 41-51.

Breen, Colin (2001) The Maritime Cultural Landscape in Gaelic Medieval Ireland . In: Gaelic Ireland . Four Courts Press, pp. 418-436. ISBN 1-85182-547-9

Breen, Colin and Callaghan , Claire (2001) The archaeology of post-medieval shipwrecks, harbours and Lighthouses. In: Farmers, Foragers and Fishermen on the Shannon Estuary. (Eds: O'Sullivan , Aidan ), Royal Irish Academy , pp. 233-251. ISBN 1-874045-85-2

Quinn, R, Rooney, S, Barton, K, O' Hara, D and Sheehan , K (2001) An integrated marine geophysical investigation of the 'La Surveillante' wreck-site. In: Integrated Marine Investigations on the Historic Shipwreck 'La Surveillante'. (Eds: Breen, C), Impact Printing, pp. 45-54. ISBN 1 85923 153 5

Breen, Colin , ed. (2001) Integrated Marine Archaeological Investigations of the Historic Shipwreck 'La Surveillante'. 140 pp. Impact. ISBN 1 85923 153 5

Forsythe, Wes, Breen, Colin, Callaghan, C and McConkey, Rosemary (2000) Historic storms and shipwrecks in Ireland: A preliminary survey of severe synoptic conditions as a causal factor in underwater archaeology. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 29 (2). pp. 247-259.

Breen, Colin (2000) Marine Archaeology. In: The Heritage of Ireland . (Eds: Buttimer, Neil, Rynne, Colin and Guerin , Helen ), Collins Press, pp. 29-30. ISBN 1-898256-15-2

Quinn, R, Cooper, JAG and Williams, B (2000) Marine geophysical investigation of the inshore coastal waters of Northern Ireland. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 29 (2). pp. 294-298.

Breen, CP (2000) An unidentified late 18th century shipwreck in Derrynane Harbour, Co Kerry. Journal of the Kerry Historical and Archaeological Society, 29. pp. 135-142.

Forsythe, Wes (2000) Foreshore archaeology and the Trafalgar, Bantry Bay. Mizen Journal, 8. pp. 105-107.

Callaghan, C. and Forsythe, Wes (2000) The copper mining industry on the Beara Peninsula - a maritime perspective. Archaeology Ireland, 14. pp. 51-53.

Breen, Colin (1999) A medieval fisheries at Rossglass, County Down. Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 58. pp. 153-156.

Quinn, R, Adams, JR, Dix, JK and Bull, JM (1998) The Invincible (1758) site - an integrated geophysical assessment (Shipwrecks, naval archaeology). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 27 (2). pp. 126-138.

Bull, JM, Quinn, R and Dix, JK (1998) Reflection coefficient calculation from marine high resolution seismic reflection (Chirp) data and application to an archaeological case study. MARINE GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCHES, 20 (1). pp. 1-11.

Quinn, R, Bull, JM and Dix, JK (1998) Optimal processing of marine high-resolution seismic reflection (Chirp) data. Marine Geophysical Researches, 20 (1). pp. 13-20.

Breen, Colin (1998) The archaeology of early harbours and landing places in Down. Ulster Local Studies, 19:2. pp. 11-27.

Quinn, R, Bull, JM and Dix, JK (1997) Buried scour marks as indicators of palaeo-current direction at the Mary Rose wreck site. MARINE GEOLOGY, 140 (3-4). pp. 405-413.

Quinn, R, Bull, JM, Dix, JK and Adams, JR (1997) The Mary Rose site - Geophysical evidence for palaeo-scour marks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 26 (1). pp. 3-16.

Quinn, R, Bull, JM and Dix, JK (1997) Imaging wooden artefacts using Chirp sources. Archaeological Prospection, 4. pp. 25-35.

Breen, Colin (1996) Maritime archaeology in Northern Ireland: an interim statement. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 25:1. pp. 55-65.

Breen, Colin (1995) The management and research of the marine archaeological resource in Northern Ireland. In: Coastal Zone Management: from needs to action. Trinity College Dublin , Dublin , pp. 218-224. ISBN 9780952332473

McErlean, Thomas (1983) The Irish Townland System of Landscape Organisation. In: Landscape Archaeology in Ireland. (Eds: Reeves-Smyth , T and Hammond, F), BAR, pp. 315-339. ISBN 978-086-0542162

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