Ciara Clarke MSc PhD MCIFA FSA Scot

DEputy Managing DIRECTOR

Ciara ClarkeFrom 1994 -2000 Ciara guided environmental aspects of field and post excavation programmes as senior environmental scientist for the Archaeological Field Unit at University of Edinburgh. She also undertook both commercial and research project work at her own hand and was a member of the senior management team responsible for the strategic direction of the unit, and a founder Director of the company when it was launched into the private sector. In 2000 Ciara joined AOC Archaeology Group initially as manager of the post excavation sector (North), but ultimately overseeing all post excavation, including Conservation. In this challenging role she has gained extensive experience in the design and implementation of post excavation projects in Scotland and the North of England. Ciara continues to nurture an interest in the archaeology of the Scottish wetlands on which she has undertaken several research projects and to conduct palynological work. 


Clarke, C 2013  “Palaeoecological reconstructions” in Menotti, F and A O’Sullivan (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology, Oxford University Press.

Clarke, C 2007 “Assessment of Lundie Bog in Dunwell, A and Strachan, R. Excavations at Brown Caterthun and White Caterthun hillforts, Angus 1995-1997. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee Monograph 5: 59, 67

Housley, R, Campbell, E and Clarke, C 2007.  Modelling the archaeological potential of a Scottish wetland: a case study from the Moine Mhor, Argyll. In SWAP (ed) 2007 Archaeology from the wetlands: Recent perspectives. Proceedings of the eleventh WARP conference, Edinburgh 2005. Society of Antiquaries for Scotland, Edinburgh.pp 355-363.

Crone, B A & Clarke, C 2006 ‘Whither wetland archaeology in Scotland in the 21st century?’, in Lillie, M & Ellis, S (eds)  Wetland archaeology and environments: regional issues, global perspectives, 17 – 29. Oxford: Oxbow.

Crone, A and Clarke, C 2005 A programme for wetland archaeology in Scotland in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 135:5-17.

Clarke, C and  Stoneman, R. 2001. Archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations at North Ballachulish Moss, Highland, Scotland, in Raftery, B & Hickey, J (eds) Recent Developments in Wetland Research, 201-14. Seandálaíocht: Mon 2, Dept Archaeol, UCD & WARP Occ Paper 14. Dublin: Dept  Archaeol, Univ College Dublin

Clarke, CM,  Utsi, E and Utsi, V 1999. Ground Penetrating Radar investigations at North Ballachulish Moss, Highland, Scotland.  Archaeological Prospection 6: 107-121.