Prof. Dr Aidan O'Sullivan

Member of EXARC since
E-mail address
aidan.osullivan [at]

Prof. Dr Aidan O'Sullivan is an associate professor at UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Ireland. Amongst other things he is:

  • Director of the UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Ancient Technologies, at UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, where he teaches 2 undergraduate courses in experimental archaeology and has supervised several PhDs and MA students with an emphasis on experimental archaeology.
  • He co-ordinates the 'UCD experimental Archaeology' Facebook group with members around the world, linking Irish experimental archaeologists with colleagues everywhere.
  • He was a co-organiser of the 9th Experimental Archaeology conference, held at University College Dublin, 2015.
  • He has previously been an academic adviser to the Irish National Heritage Park, at Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland (particularly on aspects of their early medieval and Viking Age reconstructions).

His research expertise focuses on the archaeology and history of early medieval and Viking Age Ireland, in its northwest European context, AD 400-1100 and on wetland and maritime archaeology and environments globally, and on experimental archaeology. He is the author of 9 books and over 70 scientific papers and articles.