JOHN MURPHY BA, MA
John began his career in archaeology in 2015 after graduating with a MA from University College Dublin in 2014. During his time there, he developed a passionate interest in experimental archaeology and took part in any activity which allowed him to develop skills in ancient material culture manufacturing including, flint knapping, bronze smelting and casting, and processing animal hides with lithics. His MA thesis included a full-scale construction of a Mesolithic house based on the Mount Sandel excavation reports. John has also provided demonstrations and public outreach at many festivals (e.g. Spirit of Folk and Lorrah Festival) and Heritage Week events (Dublin 2012, Carlow 2013, Dublin 2015, Roscommon 2021). He started as a field archaeologist on the A31 Maherafelt Bypass in Co. Derry, and has since continued on various other road projects as a site assistant and supervisor. John has been a site supervisor with Rubicon Heritage since the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway Project in 2022.