Christy Lawless: Member of Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI); Member of Irish Association for Quaternary Studies (IQUA); Field Archaeologist.
Fulacht Fiadh - Discovery and Prehistoric Cooking in Co Mayo
Christy Lawless is a Field Archaeologist and is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI), the Irish Association for Quaternary Studies (IQUA), the Mayo Archaeological and Historical Society and Westport Civic Trust. He has discovered and recorded over 300 previously unrecorded archaeological sites and monuments in Co. Mayo. His aerial photography has brought to notice many previously unknown archaeological sites in Co. Mayo. He has published articles of archaeological interest each year in the Journal of the Westport Historical Society from 1987-2003 and also in other publications.
He is an authority on Irish Fulacht Fiadh (Bronze Age Cooking Procedure) and has carried out this piece of experimental archaeology on ten occasions from 1986-2002 for students, teachers and colleges. The introduction of Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) has added a new dimension to his archaeological studies and he is now using KAP as follow-up to Lidar ground survey images.