Dr. Susan Johnston
Dr. Susan Johnston is an archaeologist and anthropologist specializing in Irish prehistory at George Washington University. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania where she analyzed prehistoric Irish rock art. The chief focus of Dr. Johnston’s field research has been prehistoric Ireland, although she has also done public archaeology in the U.S. She led the archaeological team that surveyed the royal site of Dun Ailinne between 2006-2008, which found evidence for a number of structures and enclosures. She will be returning to Dun Ailinne in 2016 to conduct excavations. She is particularly interested in religion and ritual and their presence in the archaeological record and in the public imagination.