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Early Ireland

Early Ireland
An Introduction to Irish Prehistory

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  • Date Published: April 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521336871

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  • Engagingly written and packed with illustrations, Early Ireland, seeks to introduce the general reader to the riches of Irish prehistory--a span of eight thousand years from the end of the Ice Age to the first centuries of the Christian era. It provides a clear account of the development of Irish society from its beginnings as a postglacial culture of hunters and gatherers, through the glory of its golden age in the second millennium BC, to the technological advances stimulated by the discovery of iron and, in the last centuries BC, the development of a Celtic art style of unrivalled power and individuality.

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    "...this book represents all that was best in the previous generation of Irish archaeologists. Written by a man who was one of the foremost of that generation, it could not have been otherwise." American Journal of Archaeology

    "...a delightful and informative book which is aptly described by its title. Not least of the many positive aspects to this book is the author's clear and vigorous prose style which provides lucid descriptions of complex sites or phenomena....a strong recommendation for this excellent, well-written book. As it is available in paperback as well as hardback, it deserves a place on the shelves of anyone interested in the history and culture of Ireland." Frederick Suppe, Journal of Irish Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521336871
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface Glyn Daniel
    1. The Ice Age
    2. The Mesolithic period
    3. The Neolithic period
    4. The late Neolithic/Beaker period
    5. Megaliths
    6. Single burials and earthen and stone enclosures
    7. The Bronze Age
    8. Bronze Age burial
    9. Bronze Age settlement and stone monuments
    10. The Iron Age
    11. Later prehistoric settlement
    12. Iron Age burial

  • Author

    Michael J. O'Kelly, University College Cork

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