What is EMAP?

The Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP) is a collaborative archaeological research project, funded in the past by INSTAR and the Irish Heritage Council, and directed by Prof Aidan O’Sullivan (UCD) and Dr Finbar McCormick (QUB).

The Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP) worked as a North/South; Archaeological Industry/University collaborative research project involving UCD School of Archaeology (University College Dublin); School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (Queen’s University, Belfast), and several commercial archaeological sector companies such as CRDS, ACS, Archer Heritage Ltd, Irish Archaeological Consultancy and Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd. EMAP was established in 2008 with seed funding from UCD Research and the Heritage Council funding, and thereafter received INSTAR funding in 2008-2013. EMAP published several monographs and numerous papers, the most important of which was O’Sullivan, A., McCormick, F., Kerr, T.R. and Harney, L. 2014 Early Medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100. The evidence from archaeological excavations, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Our website is at http://www.emap.ie and you can download various reports and resources there.


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