Elizabeth Gardner MA (Hons) MCIfA MIAI

Elizabeth Gardner MA (Hons) MCIfA MIAI

About Me

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2001 with and MA (Hons) in Archaeology. After brief forays into various corporate spheres, including a stint as a public servant, I returned to archaeology as a digger and worked on the circuit for some larger developer funded units before becoming an illustrator for Cotswold Archaeology in January 2005.

I moved to Context One Archaeological Services in mid-2006 as the sole illustrator and at the end of 2006 began to undertake some freelance work.

Since 2009 I have been solely freelance and I work in both the academic and commercial archaeological world.

As well as being a full member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists  (MCIfA).  I am also a full member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (MIAI).  

I have continued my interest in forming the shape of the profession and am involved in the council of the Graphic Archaeology Special Interest Group within  CIfA and serve on a voluntary basis as the Portfolio Assessments Officer.

I now live just outside Dublin with my husband and two children, two dogs, four cats and chickens.

Selection of Published Works


Wait, G. Thaiw, I. Copeland, T. and Gardner, E. (2018) Archaeology and Ethnography Along the Loango Coast in the South West of the Republic of Congo Archaeopress, Oxford. 

Corlett, C (2017) Glendalough  Coles Lane, Dublin


Green, C. Gilchrist, R.(2015) Glastonbury Abbey: archaeological investigations 1904–79. London: Society of Antiquaries of London


Belglane, F.  Bonsall, J. Nugent, L. Moran, J. & Meehan, H (2018) An oasis in the desert: the early ecclesiastical site of Disert, Co. Donegal. The Journal of Irish Archaeology.  Vol XXVII p.66 / Fig 8

Lacey,B (2016) The ringed cross at Ray, Co Donegal: context and date. The Journal of Irish Archaeology.  Vol XXV p.51-61 / Figs 2, 5 and 6


Lyons, A. et al East Anglian Archaeology Monograph No. 000 Rectory Farm Godmanchester, Oxford Archaeology East

McConnell, R. Green, C. et al Excavations at Bathwick Street, Bath.  Context One Archaeological Services

Gardner, E A brief history of the Poulaphouca Reservoir: Community Archaeological Research