IngeliseCompany Environmentalist
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Ingelise is the company environmentalist. She came to The Discovery Programme in 2002 to participate in the Lake Settlement Programme, led by Dr Christina Fredengren. Later, in 2005, she joined the Medieval Rural Settlement Project in Tulsk and Carns, for Dr Niall Brady. In 2011 Ingelise formed part of the research in Lough Lugh for the LIARI project, led by Dr Jaqueline Cahill Wilson.

In 2008, The Discovery Programme successfully applied for external funding through the ‘INSTAR’ programme from the Heritage Council. The ‘WODAN’ project obtained further funding in 2009 and 2010. The project established an online wood and charcoal database and created consensus rules and instructions for charcoal research. This was a joint effort by wood and charcoal specialists in Ireland, supported by European colleagues, especially those from BIAX-Consult in the Netherlands.

In 2010 The Discovery Programme commissioned a pilot scoping study on the utilization of archaeo-environmental resources. This was undertaken by Dr Eileen Reilly and Dr Bettina Stefanini (Environmental Pilot Project: A feasibility study examining environmental evidence from the period 1500 BC – 400 AD in Ireland).

Ingelise studied biology (B5, with geology) and archaeology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her thesis focused on pollen research in West Java, Indonesia for WOTRO, defended in 1993 for the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. She worked part-time for the Board of Agriculture in Groningen. Ingelise also worked freelance as a translator, editor and environmental consultant. She came to Ireland in 1996 at the request of Margaret Gowen, initially to work on Viking Age wood from Essex Street West in Dublin and the excavations in the Lisheen Mines in County Tipperary. This led to emigration, and more wood and charcoal research.

After joining The Discovery Programme in 2002, she lectured a semester on environmental archaeology for Sligo IT in 2004. Ingelise co-organised conferences for the Agricultural History Society of Ireland (with Professor Liam Downey and Professor Michael O’Connell), the Irish Environmental History Network (with Dr Frank Ludlow) and the Irish Historic Settlement Group (with Dr David Fleming) and The Discovery Programme. She also participated with sessions to EEA and WAC-conferences

Selected publications:


• I. Stuijts & L. Downey 2016. Historical Farm and Fish Food Products prominently consumed by the general Irish population, from earlier times. Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow. 48 pp.

• C. Fredengren, A. Kilfeather and I. Stuijts 2010. Lough Kinale: studies of an Irish lake. Lake Settlement Project. Discovery Programme Monograph No. 8. Wordwell, Dublin. ISBN 978-1-905569-29-8. 284 pp

• I.M. Stuijts 1993. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation of West Java, Indonesia. Monograph. Thesis. ISBN 90 5410 147 4, 183 pp.

• I.M. Stuijts 1993. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation of West Java, Indonesia. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 12, A.A. Balkema Rotterdam, .ISBN 90 5410 148 2, ISSN 0168-6151, 173 pp.

Full Length Papers

• R. Schot, I. Stuijts, S. McGinley, A. Potito 2014. Reflections on a lake: a multi-proxy study of environmental change and human impacts at Lough Lugh, Uisneach, Co. Westmeath. In: Late Irons Age and ‘Roman’ Ireland. Discovery Programme Reports 8, chapter 5. Wordwell. 113-126.

• L. Downey & I. Stuijts 2014. Historical pilchard fishery and historical fish harvesting and processing methods, fish products and consumption. Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Series 2, vol. 14, 27-61.

• . Downey & I. Stuijts 2013. Overview of historical Irish food products – A.T. Lucas (1960/62) revisited. The Journal of Irish Archaeology 22, 111-126.

• .G. Langdon, A.G. Brown, C.J. Caseldine, S. Blockley, I. Stuijts 2012. Regional climate change from peat stratigraphy for the mid- to late Holocene in Central Ireland. Quaternary International, 268, 145-155.

• I. Stuijts 2007. Wood and charcoal research in Ireland. Chapter 10. In: Environmental archaeology in Ireland. Eds. E.M. Murphy and N.J. Whitehouse: 179-193.

• I. Stuijts 2006. Charcoal sampling sites and Procedures: Practical Themes from Ireland. In: Charcoal Analysis: New analytical tools and methods for archaeology. Ed. A. Dufraisse. BAR International Series 1483: 25-33.

• K.A. Selby, C.E. O’Brien, A.G. Brown, I. Stuijts 2005. A multi-proxy study of Holocene lake development, lake settlement and vegetation history in Central Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science 20: 147-68.

• A.G. Brown, J. Hatton, C.E. O’Brien, K.A. Selby, P.G. Langdon, I. Stuijts, C.J. Caseldine 2005. Vegetation, landscape and human activity in Midland Ireland: mire and lake records from the Lough Kinale-Derragh Lough area, Central Ireland. Veget. Hist. Archaeobot 14: 81-98.

• C. O’Brien, K.Selby, Z. Ruiz, A. Brown, M. Dinnin, C. Caseldine, P. Langdon, I. Stuijts 2005. A sediment-based multiproxy palaeoecological approach to the enviornmental archaeology of lake dwellings (crannogs), central Ireland. The Holocene 15, 5: 707-719.

• W.A. Casparie, B. Van Geel, A.E.M. Hanraets, E. Jansma, I. L.M. Stuijts 2004. De veenweg van Nieuw-Dordrecht – onvoltooid en niet gebruikt. In: Nieuwe Drentse Volksalmanak 114-141.

• R.F. Docter, E. Smits, T. Hakbijl, I.L.M. Stuijts & J. Van der Plicht 2001/2002 (2003). Interdisciplinary research on urns from the Carthaginian Tophet and their contents. Palaeohistoria 43/44: 417-433.

• I.M. Stuijts 1993. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation of West Java, Indonesia. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 12, A.A. Balkema Rotterdam, .ISBN 90 5410 148 2, ISSN 0168-6151, 173 pp.

• I.M. Stuijts 1993. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation of West Java, Indonesia. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 12, A.A. Balkema Rotterdam, .ISBN 90 5410 148 2, ISSN 0168-6151, 173 pp.

Conference Papers

• Reilly, E, Lyons, S, O’Carroll, E, O’Donnell, L, Stuijts, I and Corless, A, 2015, ‘Building the towns: the interrelationship between woodland history and urban life in Viking Ireland Ireland’. In: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe, Environmental and Artefact Based Approaches to Dwelling in Town and Country. Proceedings of the European Association of ArchaeologyConference held in Helsinki, Finland in August 2012. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout. Eds. B. Jervis, L. Broderick, I. Grau-Sologestoa.

• I. Stuijts, L. O’Donnell, S. Lyons 2011. Cloud-computing in anthracology – experiences with the WODAN online database in Ireland. Saguntum extra, Valencia. 6 pages .

• I. Stuijts, L. O’Donnell 2011. Working with WODAN – an online charcoal database. Saguntum extra-11, Valencia, 17-18 (on-line accessible).

• I. Stuijts 2008. Woodland resources around a late-Mesolithic site in Lough Kinale, Ireland. 4th International meeting of Anthracology 8-13 September Brussels, p. 238.

• I. Stuijts 2008.WODAN: database for archaeological wood and charcoal. 4th International meeting of Anthracology, 8-13 September Brussels, p. 137.

• C. Fredengren, M. McClatchie & I. Stuijts 2004. Connections and Distance: Investigating Social and Agricultural Issues Relating to Early Medieval Crannogs in Ireland. Environmental Archaeology 9: 161-166.

• I. Stuijts & M. Gowen 2003. Trackways and Fulachta fiadh in rural Ireland: Wood results from Derryville bog, County Tipperary, Ireland. Peatlands; Proceedings of the Peatland conference 2002 in Hannover, Germany. Eds. A. Bauerochse & H. Haßmann: 13-24.

• I. Stuijts 2001. Bronze Age landscape changes in the Midlands of Ireland. In: Patina, essays presented to J.J. Butler on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday. Groningen/Amsterdam. Eds. W.H. Metz, B.L. van Beek & H. Steegstra: 527-537.

• C J Caseldine, B Gearey, J Hatton, I Stuijts, E. Reilly and W Casparie 2001 ‘From the wet to the dry: palaeoecological investigations at Derryville, Tipperary, Ireland’, Recent Developments in Wetland Research, Wetland Archaeology Research Project Occasional Paper 14: 99-114.

• Ingelise Stuijts 2000. A prior’s herb garden ? Archaeology Ireland 53: 12-14.


• Translation Dutch-Danish 1996, book ‘Through Nature to Eternity, the Bog People of northwest Europe‘from Dutch to Danish (Udødeliggjorte I mosen) for Wijnand van der Sanden, Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands, 200 pp.

• Editing (with X. Bardet), 2000 Book and catalogue for exhibition ‘Kings of the North Sea AD 250-850’

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