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Irish Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) Programme: A review of the first two years of its operation & future development (2010)

INSTAR Review

Prepared by Professor Barry Cunliffe, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford. The INSTAR Programme was set up in 2008 to help realise the potential of Ireland’s archaeological record and to transform understanding of how Irish society has evolved. After two years of operation it is judged to be a spectacular success and a model form other countries to follow. The programme is transforming the very nature of Irish archaeological endeavour by bringing together the academic, regulatory and private sectors to address highly relevant research topics including climate change and landscape and is creating new knowledge and understanding for the academic world and for the general public alike.

Download INSTAR Programme: A review of the first two years of its operation & future development here [PDF 189KB].