“Every artefact has a story, but behind each one, there is the story of discovery”.
ArchaeoFox – Exploring the World Through the Past is simply an Archaeological research/travel blog. Through the course of his PhD at UCD School of Archaeology, Stephen will use this blog to share his research over the next five years through photography, descriptive articles and videos.
Since completing his BA and MA at University College Dublin, Archaeology has taken Stephen to many unusual and fascinating places; to the Bronze-Age palaces of the Mediterranean; sites throughout Europe, from to the Palaeolithic to Early Iron-Age; across the Alps of Northern Italy; to the museums, lakes and woodlands of Canada and North American. More recently, he has spent time at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Northern Norway, practising his skills as a primitive technologist and bow-maker, teaching experimental archaeology and sailing Viking longships high above the Arctic Circle.
Archaeology tells us about the past through artefacts. However, on his travels, he has learned that his experiences; the people he meets and the stories he makes are, in a way, like artefacts themselves.
Which too, must be preserved.
It is through this love of travel and the preservation of stories that ArchaeoFox.com was born. With it, Stephen will explore the world through the past, and share it with all who wish to follow.
Thank you for stopping by and for being a part of this growing journey!
(Sep 2015 – Present) PhD in Experimental Archaeology – Researcher (Current Position) under the supervision of Dr. Alan Peatfield & Prof. Aidan O’Sullivan – University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
(Feb – Aug 2016) Research Consultant, National Geographic Studios (Concept Development/Experimental Archaeology and Primitive Technology Consultant).
(Feb 2016) Archery Technician’s Assistant CW’s ARROW, Vancouver Film Studios
(May – August 2014 & April – September 2015) Experimental Archaeologist, Hand-Crafter (Traditional Bow-making) and Sailor at the Lofotr Viking Museum, Lofoten, Norway.
(April – May 2013) Awarded the IIHSA Travel Bursary from the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies in Athens for one month of research in the British School at Athens and the National Archaeology Museum of Athens
(Sep 2012-2013) MA in Experimental and Prehistoric Archaeology under the supervision of Dr. Alan Peatfield University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland – first class honours (1.1).
(June – August 2013) Volunteer Crafter and Trainee Survival Instructor at the Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare Ireland
(Sep 2009-2012)BA, Single Major in Archaeology under the supervision of Dr. Alan Peatfield. Minor in Philosophy and History – University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, – first class honours (1.1).