Kevin Kearney

Doctoral Researcher -
Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

Kevin took his first degree (BA in History) at the National University of Ireland, Galway after which he completed a Bachelor of Law, also at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Kevin later switched his focus to Archaeology and completed a Higher Diploma in Archaeology at University College Cork. It was there that he developed an interest in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and the application of Bayesian statistics to chronological analysis, in particular their application to the understanding of the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in Ireland. Kevin is currently a doctoral researcher in the department of Archaeology at University College Cork. His research “The Mesolithic/Neolithic Transition in southern Ireland” is funded by the Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. Kevin has assisted with the ongoing Heritage Council INSTAR-funded project Settlement and Landscape in Later Prehistoric Ireland – Seeing beyond the site, as well as on commercial projects in Ireland and the UK. He has also assisted on the recent UCC publication Hillforts, warfare and society in Bronze Age Ireland, undertaking Bayesian analysis of hillfort excavations conducted by Professor William O’Brien.