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Killian Driscoll completed his BA in Archaeology and History at NUI, Galway.
His MLitt in Archaeology at NUI, Galway, funded by an NUI, Galway Arts Faculty scholarship, researched the Mesolithic and Neolithic in the west of Ireland.
Killian's PhD in Archaeology at UCD, funded by an IRCHSS fellowship, researched quartz lithic technology through experimental knapping and burning of quartz, and used Mesolithic and Neolithic case study assemblages from Belderrig, Co. Mayo and a Neolithic palisaded enclosure from Thornhill, Co. Londonderry.
His current post-doctoral research at the University of Barcelona, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, is investigating the use of flint alternatives (quartz, rhyolite, ...) in the lithic resources of the Magdalenian communities in the Northeastern Iberian Peninsula. This project involves geoarchaeological fieldwork and mapping, experimental knapping of raw materials, and a technological analysis and characterisation of these materials from the Magdelanian assemblages from the open air site at Montlleo and the cave site at Cova del Parco.