Centre for Maritime Archaeology





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 CMA’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.

Research themes

1. Maritime and freshwater cultural landscapes

– Maritime landscapes: Humans have interacted with maritime environments for millennia – altering, creating and consuming them on a range of scales directly and indirectly for subsistence, trade, industry, transportation and even ritual purposes. Of particular interest is the exploitation of coastal resources, evidenced in such monuments as Mesolithic and Neolithic shell middens, Medieval fish traps and tidal mills and Post-Medieval salt works. We are engaged in research projects investigating maritime cultural landscapes in Ireland, the Middle East, Canada and along the East African coast.
– Freshwater landscapes: past investigations of riverine and lacustrine locations have resulted in the discovery of a range of archaeological structures, sites and artefactual remains. Research in this field is concerned with bodies of freshwater which have the potential to reveal new insights on settlement and social organisation as well as developing a GIS resource inventory to reassess this environment. Our work includes crannogs, river fords, defended settlements and fishing sites based largely in Ireland and Scotland.

2. Marine geoarchaeology

– Submerged landscapes: In response to ice sheet advance and retreat over the last 20,000 years, global sea level change has led to significant shifts in coastline morphology and position. For much of this time, sea level was lower than present and extensive regions of the contemporary seafloor were sub-aerially exposed. These now-submerged zones were important landscapes for prehistoric humans, allowing access to marine and terrestrial resources and to transportation and migration routes. Much of the current interest in mapping and modelling these submerged landscapes has been stimulated by the availability of high-density large-volume acoustic (sonar) datasets. We are interested in the identification and reconstruction of these landscapes with a view to understanding past human response to significant sea-level change.

– Site formation processes: Research into processes that form the submerged archaeological record is important, as it informs effective in-situ conservation and preservation of archaeological sites. Two classes of formation processes are recognized: culturally created (C-transforms) and naturally created (N-transforms). We are interested in understanding N-transforms – specifically, the linked physical processes operating in the water column (hydro-dynamics) and on the sea floor (sediment-dynamics), particularly in response to increased storminess associated with climate change.

3. Historical archaeology

– 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. Current research is addressing the societal structures of these lordships and examines the processes of historic landscape change that took place across these areas. Recent research has been conducted across the MacDonnell and MacQuillan lordships of north Antrim, and across the insular landscapes of Rathlin, Islay and Colonsay as well as parts of Argyll.
– 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. Recent marine survey work has documented a number of previously unknown sites and current research is examining both the historical and landscape context of these vessels and their cargoes. Research has also focussed on the remains of vessels either lost or abandoned in the inter-tidal area as well as the depiction of historic vessels through various forms of graffiti in the landscape.


Research projects

– The Archaeology of Salt Production in Ireland (AHRC)
– Late Glacial Sea Level Minima in the Western British Isles (NERC)
– Integrating Archaeology and Sustainable Communities (AHRC)
– Archaeological Applications of the JIBS data (INSTAR and NERC)
– Submerged Archaeological Landscapes (NERC, Heritage Council, Society of Antiquaries, RAI)




cma1Academic staff

Dr Colin Breen  Reader in Maritime Archaeology
Dr Wes Forsythe  Senior Lecturer in Geography
Dr Ruth Plets  Lecturer in Marine Geology
Dr Rory Quinn  Reader in Marine Geophysics


Research students

Cormac Duffy PhD Student
Rory McNeary  PhD Student


Number of items: 175.

Breen, C, McDowell, Sara, Reid, Gemma and Forsythe, Wes (2016) Heritage and Separatism in Barcelona: the case of El Born Cultural Centre. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 5.

Breen, C (2016) Marine Fisheries and Society in Medieval Ireland. In: The Archaeology and History of Medieval Sea Fishing. (Eds: Barrett, J.H and Orton, D.C), Oxbow, pp. 91-98. ISBN 978-1-78570-239-6

Breen, Colin, Forsythe, Wes and Rhodes, Daniel (2016) A Maritime Archaeological Survey of Stonetown, Zanzibar. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 45 (1). pp. 191-199.

Fernndez-Montblanc, T, Quinn, R, Izquierdo, A and Bethencourt, M (2016) Evolution of a Shallow Water Wave-Dominated Shipwreck Site: Fougueux (1805), Gulf of Cadiz. Geoarchaeology, 31. pp. 487-505.

Quinn, R, Saunders, R, Plets, R, Westley, K and Dix, J (2016) Marine scour of cohesionless sediments. In: Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks. (Eds: Keith, ME), University Press of Florida, pp. 70-89. ISBN 978-0-8130-6162-7

Quinn, R (2016) Shipwreck geoarchaeology. In: Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology. (Eds: Gilbert, AS), Springer, pp. 788-797. ISBN 978-94-007-4827-9

Westley, K and McNeary, R (2016) Archaeological Applications of Low-Cost Integrated Sidescan Sonar/Single-Beam Echosounder Systems in Irish Inland Waterways. Archaeological Prospection, 24. pp. n/a-n/a.

Westley, K (2016) Holocene book review: Geology and Archaeology: Submerged Landscapes of the Continental Shelf. The Holocene, 26 (7). pp. 1168-1169.

Baeye, M, Quinn, R, Deleu, S and Fettweis, M (2015) Detection of shipwrecks in ocean colour satellite imagery. Journal of Archaeological Science, 66. pp. 1-6.

Breen, C, Rhodes, D and Forsythe, Wes (2015) The Suakin Dilemma; Conservation and Heritage Management in Eastern Sudan. Journal of the Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 17 (2). pp. 107-119.

Breen, Colin, Reid, Gemma and Hope, Max (2015) Heritage, identity and community engagement at Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 20 (8). pp. 919-937.

Calvert, J, Strong, JA, Service, M, McGonigle, C and Quinn, R (2015) An evaluation of supervised and unsupervised classification techniques for marine benthic habitat mapping using multibeam echosounder data. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72. pp. 1498-1513.

Horning, A, Breen, CP and Brannon, N (2015) From the Past to the Future: Integrating Archaeology and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland. Journal of Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 17 (1). pp. 4-20.

Montgomery, Paul, Forsythe, Wes and Breen, Colin (2015) Intertidal Fish Traps from Ireland: Some Recent Discoveries in Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 10 (2). pp. 117-139.

Plets, R M K, Callard, S L, Cooper, Andrew, Long, A J, Quinn, R, Belknap, D F, Edwards, R J, Jackson, Derek W. T., Kelley, J T, Long, D, Milne, G A and Monteys, X (2015) Late Quaternary evolution and sea-level history of a glaciated marine embayment, Bantry Bay, SW Ireland. Marine Geology, 369. pp. 251-272.

Rhodes, D, Breen, Colin and Forsythe, Wes (2015) Zanzibar,a Ninteenth-Century Landscape of the Omani Elite. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 19 (2). pp. 1-22.

Westley, K (2015) Submerged Mesolithic Landscape Investigation, Eleven Ballyboes, Republic of Ireland. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 44 (2). pp. online first.

Breen, Colin and Raven, John (2014) Archaeological investigations at Kinbane Castle, County Antrim and its Scottish connections. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 144. pp. 1-12.

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

Ejstrud, Bo, Goddiksen, Peter, Henry, Sandra, Persson, Caroline, Tomasi, Dominic and Thomsen, Anders (2014) Halls, Houses and Huts. Buildings at Ribe Viking Centre. Print & Sign, University of Southern Denmark. Denmark. 85 pp ISBN 978-87-996237-1-6

Forsythe, Wes (2014) The Archaeology of Salt Production in Ireland. Saltcote - The newsletter of Ecosal-UK and the UK salt network, 2. pp. 19-20.

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.

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

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

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.

McNeary, Rory WA (2014) Lidar Investigation of Knockdhu Promontory and its Environs, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Archaeological Prospection, 21. pp. 263-276.

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.

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.

Westley, Kieran and McNeary, Rory (2014) Assessing the impact of coastal erosion on archaeological sites: a case study from Northern Ireland. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 16 (3). pp. 185-211.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sacchetti, F, Benetti, S, Quinn, R and 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, K (2013) Taking the plunge: Investigating submerged prehistoric landscapes off the north coast of Ireland. Archaeology Ireland, 27 (4). pp. 38-41.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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, 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.

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

Sacchetti, F, Benetti, S, Georgiopoulou, A, Shannon, PM, O'Reilly, BM, Dunlop, P, Quinn, R and Cofaigh, C (2012) Deep-water geomorphology of the glaciated Irish margin from high-resolution marine geophysical data. Marine Geology, 291-29. pp. 113-131.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shanahan, Brian and McNeary, Rory (2010) Landscapes of memory in the heartland of Connacht, Ireland. In: Patrimoine, Images, Mmoire des Paysages Europens. (Eds: Lvque, L, Ruiz del rbol, M and Pop, L), LHarmattan Press, pp. 163-176. ISBN 978-2-296-10887-5

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) 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) 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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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, Baoill, R, Donnelly, C and Logue, P), Wordwell, pp. 263-274. ISBN 978-1-905569-13-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Baoill, R, Donnelly, C and Logue, P), Wordwell, pp. 275-288. ISBN 978 1 905569 13 7

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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, 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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, 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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