THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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Wes Forsythe

Ulster University

Wes Forsythe is a maritime archaeologist and senior lecturer at Ulster University. His research is on coastal communities and their exploitation of marine resources and he has worked across Ireland and the coast of East Africa.

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