Knowledge Creation and Publication in Development-Led Archaeology in Ireland: Some Problems and Possible Solutions

  • Linzi SimpsonEmail author
Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH, volume 1)


One of the most worrying issues in Irish archaeology today must be the damning conclusion that there is a distinct and demonstrable lack of collaboration between “commercial or development-led archaeologists” and the state-sponsored archaeological sector, which has had a negative effect on academic output, especially in regard to publication and dissemination of information. While much discussed at various conferences and other fora, this is most clearly articulated in Archaeology 2020: Repositioning Irish archaeology in the knowledge society (Foresight Report) (Cooney et al. 2006), a detailed and probing report, compiled and published by University College, Dublin and the Heritage Council of Ireland. The systemic failures of the profession are therein clearly articulated and include:


Site Archaeologist Knowledge Creation Private Developer Statutory Authority Archaeological Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dublin 18Ireland

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