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Christopher P. Barton

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

University: Francis Marion University

Year: 2017

Dr Christopher P. Barton is an assistant professor of archaeology in the department of History at Francis Marion University. His specialization is historical archaeology with an emphasis in developing community-based projects. On his Fulbright Award he will teach post-medieval archaeology and heritage studies at NUI Galway. His research will focus on the history and archaeology of Great Blasket Island from the 19th to mid-20th centuries. The goals of this research are to better understand the everyday lives of Blasket residents and to promote the site for heritage tourism.