Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

Title:
Professorial Lecturer in Anthropology
Faculty: Adjunct
Office:
2112 G St. 203
Phone: 202-994-6964
Email:
sjohnsto@email.gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Iron Age archaeology, archaeology of religion and ritual, petroglyphs and rock art. Regional focus: Ireland.

Archaeological site of Dun Ailinne, Ireland


Prehistoric ceremonial center of Dún Ailínne, Ireland.

Dr. Johnston is an anthropologically trained archaeologist specializing in Irish prehistory.

To see Dr. Johnston's complete CV, click here.

Current Research

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 is particularly interested in religion and ritual and their presence in the archaeological record.

Ongoing Projects

  • Geophysical survey of Dún Ailínne, a large ceremonial site of the Irish Iron Age.

Education

Ph.D. 1989, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1984, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. 1980, Dickinson College

Publications

Books

2007  Johnston, S., and B. Wailes. Dún Ailinne: Excavations at an Irish Royal Site 1968-1975. Philadelphia: University Museum Publications.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

2014  Johnston, S., P. Crabtree, and D. Campana. "Performance, place and power at Dún Ailinne, a ceremonial site of the Irish Iron Age," World Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2014.883937.

2009  Johnston, S., D. Campana, and P. Crabtree. "A geophysical survey at Dún Ailinne, County Kildare, Ireland," Journal of Field Archaeology 34(4): 385-402.

2006  Johnston, S. "Revisiting the Irish royal sites," Emania 20: 53-59.

1996  Johnston, S. "Three problematic rock art stones from Ireland," Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland 126: 147-151.

1996  Johnston, S., and J. Hawdon. "Hookworm in the Americas: An alternative to trans-Pacific contact," Parasitology Today 12(1): 72-74.

Classes Taught

To see syllabi, click on the course title.

Anth 1003: Archaeology
Anth 3505: Religion, Myth, and Magic
Anth 3508: Art and Culture
Anth 3803: Old World Prehistory: First Farmers to First Cities
Anth 3821: Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology
Anth 3838: Theory and Practice in Archaeology
Anth 3891: Topics: Archaeology and the Celts
Anth 6802: Topics: Heritage Marketing and Archaeology

 

Last updated July 14, 2017