IT Sligo Staff Profiles

MR Sam Moore

Jt Pro-Rata Part-Time Lecturer

Contact Details

Assistant Lecturer Applied Archaeology
Environmental Science
B1130
Applied Archaeology
School of Science
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland

T: 00 353 71 9305787
M: 00 353 87 4116972
E: moore.sam@itsligo.ie
Jt Pro-Rata Part-Time Lecturer
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E: moore.sam@itsligo.ie
 
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Biography

Sam Moore is an archaeologist currently based the west of Ireland, Ireland. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of North London in Classical Civilizations, and also studied folk art at Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela. After completing a diploma and post graduate qualifying exam in archaeology at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway he received a Government of Ireland Scholarship Award for Post Graduate Research and is currently pursuing a PhD in Archaeology on the prehistoric landscapes of Carrowkeel and its environs (a Neolithic passage tomb complex in Co. Sligo). He has written or contributed to a considerable number of local history articles, books and guides, including archaeological guides to Counties Sligo and Longford and wrote  a book on the Archaeology of Slieve Donard; Ulster's highest mountain. Sam was Research Associate of Prehistory and Ethnography with the University of Ulster which involved a landscape study of the Bréifne region in Northwest Ireland. He also has considerable archaeological excavation and survey experience.  

Sam has lectured and guided for a wide range of audiences and lectured in archaeology at degree and diploma level at NUI, Galway. He currently lectures on a range of archaeological subjects and is Programme Chair for Applied Archaeology, School of Science at the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Research Interests

Main interests lie in understanding prehistoric landscapes with a focus on passage tombs. Wide range of other research interests associated with prehistoric and historic sites in the north west of Ireland from the Mesolithic through to modern times

Books

  Year Publication
(2012) The Archaeology of Slieve Donard, Co. Down: A Cultural Biography of Ulster¿s Highest Mountain.
Moore, S (2012) The Archaeology of Slieve Donard, Co. Down: A Cultural Biography of Ulster¿s Highest Mountain. Downpatrick: Down County Museum. [Details]
(2011) Mega-megaliths: Young Archaeologists Club, Downpatrick.
Moore, S. (2011) Mega-megaliths: Young Archaeologists Club, Downpatrick. Downpatrick: Down County Museum. [Details]
(2007) Archaeological Monuments in County Longford.
Moore, S. (2007) Archaeological Monuments in County Longford. Longford: Longford County Council. [Details]
(2001) Guide to County Leitrim.
Moore, S. (2001) Guide to County Leitrim. Sligo: Highwood Resource Centre. [Details]
(2000) The Moytura Record.
Moore, S. (2000) The Moytura Record. Sligo: Highwood Resource Centre. [Details]
(2000) Driving Tours and Short Walks in County Sligo.
Moore, S. (2000) Driving Tours and Short Walks in County Sligo. Sligo: Highwood Resource Centre. [Details]
(1999) Archaeology in County Sligo.
Moore, S. (1999) Archaeology in County Sligo. Sligo: Highwood Resource Centre. [Details]
(1998) In the shadow of Carran Hill.
McGloin, A. and Moore (1998) In the shadow of Carran Hill. Sligo: Lough Arrow Research Project. [Details]
(1997) A Guide to the Carrowkeel/ Keshcorran Megalithic Complex.
McGloin, A. and Moore, S (1997) A Guide to the Carrowkeel/ Keshcorran Megalithic Complex. Sligo: Lough Arrow Research Project. [Details]
(1996) Aspects of Geevagh and Highwood.
McGloin, A. and Moore, S (1996) Aspects of Geevagh and Highwood. Sligo: Lough Arrow Research Project. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'A Great Heap of Stones: Heapstown passage tomb, Co. Sligo'
Moore, S. (2016) 'A Great Heap of Stones: Heapstown passage tomb, Co. Sligo' In: J. Fenwick (ed.) (eds). Lost and Found III. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2016) 'Movement and thresholds: architecture and landscape at the Carrowkeel-Keshcorran passage tomb complex, Co. Sligo, Ireland'
Moore, S (2016) 'Movement and thresholds: architecture and landscape at the Carrowkeel-Keshcorran passage tomb complex, Co. Sligo, Ireland' In: J. Leary and T Kador (eds) (eds). Movement and mobility in the Neolithic. Oxford: Oxbow Books. [Details]
(2008) 'Myths and folklore as aids in interpreting the prehistoric landscape at the Carrowkeel passage tomb complex, Co. Sligo, Ireland'
Moore, S. (2008) 'Myths and folklore as aids in interpreting the prehistoric landscape at the Carrowkeel passage tomb complex, Co. Sligo, Ireland' In: Ann-Britt Falk and Donata M. Kryitz (eds.) (eds). Folk Beliefs and Practice in Medieval Lives; B.A.R., International Series, 1757. Oxford: Archaeopress. [Details]
(2004) 'Fermanagh's First Farmers: an introduction to the Neolithic in Co. Fermanagh'
Moore, S. (2004) 'Fermanagh's First Farmers: an introduction to the Neolithic in Co. Fermanagh' In: Stone Age Inheritance: Charting the impact of agriculture on the landscape since Neolithic times. Belcoo: Belcoo Historical Society. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2001 Diploma in Archaeology National University of Ireland, Galway
1995 BA (Hons) in Classical civilizations and Latin American Studies University of North London
2002 Post graduate Qualifying Examination National University of Ireland, Galway

Teaching Interests

My main interest lies in the landscape and human interaction with it; the phenomenology of landscape with the concepts of networks nodes, space and time; the micro and macro of archaeological approaches to place and the biography or 'life-history' of monuments.Surveying and the anthropology of death are further interests. My main research involves the ritual space and architecture of Irish passage tombs.

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
202000 MESOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE 22226MESOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE
202000 GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING (P) 22266GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING (P)
202000 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH 22298THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH
202000 FOLKLORE AND TRADITION 24255FOLKLORE AND TRADITION
202000 LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY 33523LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY
AR2 Neolithic Ireland and Europe ARCH 06033Overview of Neolithic period
202000 GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING (T) 22262GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING (T)
202000 The Archaeology of Death 33551The Archaeology of Death
202000 ARTEFACT STUDIES 22302ARTEFACT STUDIES
AR3 Digital Archaeology ARCH 07028Introduction to variety of software and applications
202000 Landscape Archaeology 43038Landscape Archaeology
202000 Archaeological Surveying 33435Archaeological Surveying
202000 Digital Archaeology 43934Digital Archaeology
202000 ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT 22350ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT
202000 Digital Archaeology 33495Digital Archaeology
202000 Archaeology and Cultural Biogr 33539Archaeology and Cultural Biogr
202000 Neolithic Ireland and Europe 33431Neolithic Ireland and Europe
AR 2 Archaeological Surveying ARCH 06037Introduction to basic field monument surveying
202000 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYING 22210ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYING
AR4 Archaeology of Death ARCH 08029Interpreting funerary ritual and examination of anthropological associations with death
AR2 Bronze Age Ireland and Europe ARCH 06036Overview of the Bronze Age period
AR4 Archaeology and Cultural Biographies ARCH 08027Understanding the layers of meaning of places through time
202000 BRONZE AGE IRELAND AND EUROPE 22258BRONZE AGE IRELAND AND EUROPE
202000 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOG 22342ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOG
AR4 Landscape Archaeology ARCH 08025Interpreting landscapes and surveying
202000 NEOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE 22254NEOLITHIC IRELAND AND EUROPE
202000 Bronze Age Ireland and Europe 33467Bronze Age Ireland and Europe