McManama-Kearin, Kare

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology

Weber State University

Domaines de recherche / Research topics

Medieval Castles in Europe

Espaces, pays ou régions / Areas, countries or regions

Specializing in the castles of Anglo-Norman Ireland

Profil et bibliographie / Profile and Bibliography

I have taught (at adjunct level) at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah (USA) since 2010; and in the past four years have taught face-to-face, online and hybrid courses. My geographic area of focus is European, and literally all of my post-graduate schooling took place in Europe (UK). I have successfully co-led several international study abroad programs for Weber State. I have strong interests in applied anthropology, specifically osteology and forensic anthropology (my Masters Thesis was an osteological survey of mid-bronze age human mandibles from South Wales).


McManama-Kearin, L. K. 2013. The Use of GIS in Determining the Role of Visibility in the Siting of Early Anglo-Norman Stone Castles in Ireland. (BAR) British Archaeological Reports, British Series 575. Oxford: Archaeopress.

McManama-Kearin, L.K. 2006. B. Dolan, A. McQuillan, E. O’Keefe and K. Rice (eds), ‘A Reassessment of Mid-Bronze Age Cave Burials from Ogof yr Esgyrn in the Dan yr Ogof Caves, South Wales’, Association of Young Irish Archaeologists. Dublin: University College Dublin, 69-92.

McManama-Kearin, K. 2012. ‘Forced Focus: a room with a viewshed’, Château Gaillard 25, 243-247.

McManama-Kearin, L. K. 2014. ‘Location, Location, Location: a new perspective on siting choices of early Irish stone castles’; (article completed and scheduled for presentation at Château Gaillard Colloq 28, 2016)

McManama-Kearin, K. 2014. Turning Darkness Into Light: the story of Darerca Liamhain, the sister of St Patrick; (a novel of historical fiction, completed and in the process of finding a publisher.)

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