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Driscoll, K. 2017. Approaching the Mesolithic through taskscapes: a case study from western Ireland. In U. Rajala and P. Mills (eds), Forms of Dwelling: 20 Years of Taskscapes in Archaeology. Oxford, Oxbow Books, pp. 41-61.

Driscoll, K. 2016. The role of quartz in Neolithic lithic traditions: a case study from the Thornhill Early Neolithic palisaded enclosure, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 116C pp. 3-29.

Driscoll, K., Alcaina, J., Égüez, N., Mangado, X., Fullola, J-M., Tejero, J-M. 2016. Trampled under foot: A quartz and chert human trampling experiment at the Cova del Parco rock shelter, Spain. Quaternary International, Vol. 424 pp.130-142.

Driscoll, K., Burke, A.L., Warren, G.M. 2016. Introducing LIR (Lithotheque Ireland), a reference collection of flaked stone tool raw materials from Ireland. Journal of Lithic Studies, Vol. 3, Online Early.

Driscoll, K. García-Rojas, M. 2014. Their lips are sealed: identifying hard stone, soft stone, and antler hammer direct percussion in Palaeolithic prismatic blade production. Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 47 pp. 134-41.

Driscoll, K., Menuge, J., and O'Keeffe, E. 2014. New materials, traditional practices: a Mesolithic silicified dolomite toolkit from Lough Allen, Ireland. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 114C pp. 1-34.

Driscoll, K. 2013. Coastal communities in earlier prehistoric Ireland: ploughzone survey and the Tawin/Maree stone axes, Galway Bay. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 113C, pp. 29-65.

Driscoll, K. 2011. Identifying and classifying vein quartz artefacts: an experiment conducted at the World Archaeological Congress, 2008. Archaeometry, Vol. 53, 6, pp. 1280-1296.

Driscoll, K. 2011. Vein quartz in lithic traditions: an analysis based on experimental archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 38 Issue 3 pp. 734-45.

Driscoll, K. and Menuge, J. 2011. Recognising burnt vein quartz artefacts in archaeological assemblages. Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 2251-60.

Driscoll, K. 2009. Constructing Later Mesolithic Landscapes. In N. Finlay, S. McCartan, N. Milner and C. Wickham-Jones (eds), From Bann Flakes to Bushmills: Papers in Honour of Professor Peter Woodman. Oxford, Prehistoric Society Research Papers 1, Oxbow Books, pp. 101-112.

Driscoll, K. 2009. Exploring the chaîne opératoires in Irish quartz lithic traditions: current research. Internet Archaeology 26 Retrieved 3/10/09, from

Driscoll, K. 2009. The early prehistory in the west of Ireland: investigations into the social archaeology of the Mesolithic, west of the Shannon, Ireland. In S. McCarton, R. Schulting, G. M. Warren and P.C. Woodman (eds), Mesolithic horizons: papers presented at the seventh international conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Belfast 2005. Oxford, Oxbow, pp. 880-81.

Driscoll, K. 2009. 'They wrought almost any material that came in their way': Mesolithic Flint Alternatives in the West of Ireland. Internet Archaeology 26 Retrieved 3/10/09, from

Driscoll, K. and Warren, G. M. 2007. Dealing with the 'quartz problem' in Irish lithic research. Lithics: The Journal of the Lithic Studies Society, Vol. 28, pp. 4-14.

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