Anthropology Dept

Ronald Hicks


BB 302   Phone: 765-285-2443  

Department of Anthropology
Burkhardt Building (BB), Room 315
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

(Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1975)

Department of Anthropology faculty representative, BSU Ancient Studies Program

Dr. Hicks also has a webpage.

Research areas: Late Neolithic through Iron Age Ireland; the pre-Christian religion of Ireland as revealed through archaeological, literary, and folkloristic evidence, and its relationship to the landscape and agricultural cycle.

Selected Publications:

Hicks, Ronald 2011  The Sacred Landscape of Ancient Ireland.  Archaeology 64(3):40-45.

Hicks, Ronald 2009a Place and Time in the Tána. In Ulidia 2: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, edited by Ruairí Ó hUiginn & Brian Ó Catháin, pp. 296-312. Maigh Nuad (Maynooth): An Sagart.

Hicks, Ronald 2009b Cosmography in Tochmarc Étaíne. Journal of Indo-European Studies 37:115-129.

Hicks, Ronald 2009c  Some Correlations between Henge Enclosures and Oenach Sites.  Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 139:35-44.  [Published July 2011.]

Hicks, Ronald 2007 Dún Ailinne's Role in Folklore, Myth, and the Sacred Landscape. In Dún Ailinne: Excavations at an Irish Royal Site 1968-1975, edited by Bernard Wailes & Susan Johnston, pp. 183-194. Philadelphia: University Museum.

Hicks, Ronald 2005 Astronomy and the Sacred Landscape in Irish Myth. In The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena, edited by Nicholas Campion, pp. 121-134. Bristol: Culture & Cosmos/Cinnabar Books.