Brian

Brian Sloan

Excavation Director

Telephone: 028 9097 3727
Email: b.sloan@qub.ac.uk

Brian graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2003 with a joint honours degree in Archaeology and Modern History. He has been working with the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork since September 2003 and has been involved in a variety of excavations. Brian held his first excavation licence in late 2005 and since then has directed a number of excavations on behalf of the HED:DFC as well as a variety of local landscape partnership schemes. Sites of note include a Bronze Age cist burial on Rathlin Island, a number of Early Medieval cereal drying kilns and Later Medieval structures at Tullaghoge Co. Tyrone and the excavation of a Megalithic Tomb near to Cushendall Co. Antrim. Brian has a particular interest in the study of lithic artefacts and has completed a number of lithic specialist reports. 

 

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Books/Monographs

Kerr, T. (ed.), with contributions from Bell, J., Kyle, A., Meek, M., and Sloan, B. (2008) The Archaeology of Early Christian Ireland (Ann Elizabeth Hamlin) BAR British Series 460.

Journal Articles 

Sloan, B. (2013) ‘The excavation of two Early Medieval ditches at Tullykevin, County Down’. Ulster Journal of Archaeology 72, 70-89.

Ruffell, A., McCabe, A., Donnelly, C., and Sloan, B. (2009) 'Location and Assessment of an Historic (150-160 Years Old) Mass grave using Geographic and Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation, NW Ireland', Journal of Forensic Sciences 54.2, 382-394.

Sloan, B. (2008) 'A Bronze Age Cist Burial at Glebe, Rathlin Island, County Antrim', Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol. 67, 60-83.

Sloan, B. (2007) 'The excavation of a burnt mound at Rossmacaffry, County Fermanagh', Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol. 66, 14-21.

Sloan, B. (2007) 'Excavations at the site of the New Library, Queen’s University Belfast', Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol. 66, 162-165.

General Reader Publications

Carver, N., Murphy, E., Murray, E. and Sloan, B. (2010) "From life in the Bronze Age to 'days of the dead' ", Archaeology Ireland Vol 24 No. 2 Issue No. 92, 14-15.

Sloan, B. and Clarke, P. (2009) "The ‘bawn’ of a new era at Bellaghy", Archaeology Ireland Vol 23 No. 3 Issue No. 89, 36-7

Carver, N., Murphy, E., and Sloan, B. (2007) 'The Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists Club', Archaeology Ireland Vol 21 No. 1 Issue No. 79, 41.

Specialist Reports

Sloan, B. (2009) 'The lithic assemblage', in Gormley, S. 2009 "An excavation at St Thomas' Church, Rathlin Island, County Antrim", Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol. 68, 64-102.

Sloan, B. and Macdonald, P. (2008) 'Report on flint retouched blade found in Crannagael, Co. Armagh', Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. (2007) 'Flint recovered from Ballyportery Road, Co. Antrim', Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. and Macdonald, P. (2007) 'Report on flint scraper found in Inisloughin, Co. Antrim', Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. (2007) 'Aghavea chipped stone assemblage', unpublished lithics report prepared on behalf of Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Sloan, B. (2006) 'The chipped stone assemblage from investigations at Islandhill, County Down', unpublished lithics report prepared on behalf of Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Sloan, B. (2005) 'The Lithic Artefacts', in Carver, N., Macdonald, P., and Yates, M. 2005: “Excavations at McIlwhans Hill, Ballyutoag, Co. Antrim”, Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol. 64, 43-61.

Nelis, E., and Sloan, B. (2005) 'The Dunnyneill Island chipped stone assemblage', unpublished lithics report prepared on behalf of Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Nelis, E., and Sloan, B. (2005) 'The chipped stone assemblage from excavations at Ballyharry Farm', unpublished lithics report prepared on behalf of Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Nelis, E., and Sloan, B. (2005) 'The chipped stone assemblage from excavations at Clonfeacle, County Tyrone', unpublished lithics report prepared on behalf of Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Internal Reports

Sloan, B. (2009) 'Excavations at Tullykevin, Ballywalter, County Down', CAF Data Structure Report No. 65, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. (2007) 'Rossmacaffry burnt mound, County Fermanagh', CAF Data Structure Report No. 50, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. (2006) 'Bronze Age Cist Burial, Church Bay, Rathlin Island', CAF Data Structure Report No. 49Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. (2005) 'Queen’s University Belfast – New Library Project; Further Investigations', CAF Data Structure Report No. 43, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.

Sloan, B. (2005) 'Queen’s University Belfast – New Library Project', CAF Data Structure Report No. 39, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast.