Who we are

Frank Coyne

  IAI Member 2018

Frank is a director of Aegis Archaeology and takes a hands on roll in all aspects of the company’s work. Frank holds a BA in Archaeology and History and a H. Dip in Education from NUI Galway. He has worked as far a field as Lebannon. He is eligible to hold an archaeological licence since 1997. Frank’s archaeological research interests include upland archaeology, rock art and sacred landscapes. He publishes widely and contributes a popular monthly archaeology column in the South Kerry Advertiser. Frank is a full member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, has sat on a number of its working groups and contributed to its continuing professional development programme. He is former honorary secretary and current committee member of The Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group (IPMAG).

 

Tracy Collins

LinkedIn Tracy Collins  IAI Member 2018

Tracy is a director of Aegis Archaeology and manages a variety of projects on the company’s behalf. She holds a PhD, MA in Archaeology and a BA in Archaeology and English from University College Cork. She is eligible to hold an archaeological licence since 1996. She has worked throughout her career in Ireland in both the contract and academic sectors, having held a fixed term lectureship post in the Department of Archaeology UCC for two years. Tracy’s primary archaeological research interest is female monasticism, which she continues to research and publish on. Tracy is a full member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, being a former board and working group member, and contributing to its continuing professional development programme. She was honorary secretary on the RIA’s committee for archaeology 2009-2018. She is former chair and current committee member of IPMAG: The Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group. She is on sabbatical from Aegis for 2018 as an Irish Research Council (IRC Government of Ireland) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Dept of Archaeology, University College Cork. https://ucc-ie.academia.edu/TracyCollins

 

Elaine Lynch

Elaine is a field archaeologist and post-excavation project manager at Aegis Archaeology. She holds an Mphil in Archaeology from University College Cork, an MA in History of Art and Architecture from University of Dublin, a Degree in Ceramic Design from Limerick Art College and a Diploma in Archaeology from NUI Galway. She specialises in the analysis of prehistoric pottery and creates pot replicas for the purposes of presentation and education. She also does artefact drawings a number of which have been published. Elaine's primary research area is Grooved Ware Pottery. She is a member of IPMAG and Limerick Ceramic Artists.