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William O'Brien

PROFESSOR WILLIAM O'BRIEN, a graduate of University College Cork, completed doctoral research in 1987 on prehistoric copper mining. Prior to his appointment to the Cork chair in 2006, he lectured at NUI Galway. His research interests include the late prehistoric period in Ireland, and early mining and metal-using cultures in Atlantic Europe. He has a particular interest in the prehistory of south-west Ireland, where he has conducted numerous excavations. He has published widely on these topics,...See more