The Irish Stone Axe Project

Author by : Gabriel Cooney
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The Neolithic Of The Irish Sea

Author by : Vicki Cummings
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Publisher by : Oxbow Books
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Description : This collection of 24 papers aims to reconsider the nature and significance of the Irish Sea as an area of cultural interaction during the Neolithic period. The traditional character of work across this region has emphasised the existence of prehistoric contact, with sea routes criss-crossing between Ireland, the Isle of Man, Anglesey and the British mainland. A parallel course of investigation, however, has demonstrated that the British and Irish Neolithics were in many ways different, with distinct indigenous patterns of activity and social practices. The recent emphasis on regional studies has further produced evidence for parallel yet different processes of cultural change taking place throughout the British Isles as a whole. This volume brings together some of these regional perspectives and compares them across the Irish Sea area. The authors consider new ways to explain regional patterning in the use of material objects and relate them to past practices and social strategies. Were there practices that were shared across the Irish Sea area linking different styles of monuments and material culture, or were the media intrinsic to the message? The volume is based on papers presented at a conference held at the University of Manchester in 2002.


Cultures Of Stone

Author by : Gabriel Cooney
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Description : This volume establishes a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue about the significance of stone in society across time and space. The material properties of stone have ensured its continuing importance; however, it is its materiality which has mediated the relations between the individual, society and stone. Bound up with the physical properties of stone are ideas on identity, value, and understanding. Stone can act as a medium through which these concepts are expressed and is tied to ideas such as monumentality and remembrance; its enduring character creating a link through generations to both people and place. This volume brings together a collection of seventeen papers which draw on a range of diverse disciplines and approaches; including archaeology, anthropology, classics, design and engineering, fine arts, geography, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology and sciences.


Landscapes Of Neolithic Ireland

Author by : Gabriel Cooney
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Description : Landscapes of Neolithic Ireland is the first volume to be devoted solely to the Irish Neolithic, using an innovative landscape and anthropological perspective to provide significant new insights on the period. Gabriel Cooney argues that the archaeological evidence demonstrates a much more complex picture than the current orthodoxy on Neolithic Europe, with its assumption of mobile lifestyles, suggests. He integrates the study of landscape, settlement, agriculture, material culture and burial practice to offer a rounded, realistic picture of the complexities and the realities of Neolithic lives and societies in Ireland.


Books Ireland

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Neolithic Britain And Ireland

Author by : Caroline Malone
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Description : This is a comprehensive and up-to-date study of the first farming communities in Britain and Ireland. Modern theories and fundamental concepts such as sedentism and food production are investigated and presented through case studies.


The Langdales

Author by : Mark R. Edmonds
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Publisher by : History Press
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Description : For over two centuries, the Langdales have attracted the interests of painters, poets and tourists. Prominent in the Romantic imagination, the crags and dales still draw thousands in each year; some to sketch and paint, others to ramble or to climb. The particular 'ways of seeing' have had a profound effect upon the area. But they are simply a small part of a story that extends back over several thousand years. This book offers a sketch of a sequence that goes beyond the frame of the Romantic gaze. It traces how life has wound in different ways through the area from prehistory to the present. In particular, it follows a path across six thousand years to the Neolithic, when scattered groups travelled to the crags to make axe blades from a distinctive grey-green stone. Moving between prehistory and the more recent past, it traces the contours of the world in which those journeys were made, exploring what the crags meant to the people long before the invention of Sublime.


Archaeological Excavations At Tullahedy County Tipperary

Author by : Rose M. Cleary
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Description : The results of a 2006-7 archeological investigation, which found Neolithic activity dating to 3670 BC, as well as remains of other activity since then. A significant contribution to archology in Ireland.


The Antiquaries Journal

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New Agendas In Irish Prehistory

Author by : Angela Desmond
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Past

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Human Ecology And Neolithic Transition In Eastern County Donegal Ireland

Author by : Michael J. Kimball
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Publisher by : British Archaeological Reports Limited
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Description : The Lough Swilly Archaeological Survey Project took place in 1995 in the far north-west corner of Northern Ireland. Its principal aim was to test for cultural continuity across the transition from foraging to farming, i.e. from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic. Michael Kimball explains the background, methodology and aims of the project, the survey's finds and what they infer about the nature of human behaviour, settlement, the use and procurement of raw materials and the economy as a whole during this transition. The results of the LSAS Project highlight clear discontinuities in the study region, a finding that conflicts with research carried out in other areas of Ireland.


Journal Of Archaeological Science

Author by : Society for Archaeological Sciences (U.S.)
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Current Archaeology

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Antiquity

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Description : Includes section "Reviews."


Archaeology From The Wetlands

Author by : WARP (Project). Conference
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Description : The proceedings of this conference bear witness to resurgence in Scottish wetland studies and offer an introduction to wetland sites as elements in the cultural landscapes of the world.


British Humanities Index

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Reading The Irish Landscape

Author by : Frank Mitchell
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Description : This is the third revision of this seminal work. Co-authored by original author Frank Mitchell and now Michael Ryan, the result is a stunning collaboration between masters giving all the elements of the original book, modified, updated and further enhanced by the inclusion of a new narrative of Irish archaeology from the Stone Age to the Norman Invasion. Together they have successfully undertaken the daunting task of giving in one book the story of the shaping of the land from the beginning of time until now, by all tbe varying forces of nature, sea, climate, man and machine. The story takes in the shaping of the crust, the movement of glaciers, the first men and their primitive agriculture, their buildings and their effect on the forests, the growth of bogs, new migrations, the rise of the monasteries of the Early Christians and the castles of conquest, the devastation of war, urban growth, modern agriculture and afforestation, all set against the backdrop of the landscape, arguably one Ireland's most precious resources.


Handbook For British And Irish Archaeology

Author by : Cherry Lavell
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Description : Where can I find an amateur archaeological society to join? How can I find out more about a particular aspect of archaeology? Which are the most useful available texts in this field? Which Universities run archaeology courses? If you have ever asked or been asked any of the above questions, then this is the book for you - a one-stop, truly comprehensive, dedicated and reliable sourcebook for archaeology. In one volume the Handbook offers an astonishingly wide range of up-to-date information, including: Lists of organisations, national societies and special interest groups within archaeology and contributory disciplines A catalogue of finding aids such as printed bibliographies, dictionaries, map lists and record office directories A guide to grant sources Lists of archaeological touring guides Bibliography of books offering starting points for almost any topic encountered in archaeology With a full subject and author index to help the reader navigate the information, this Handbookis the most comprehensive guide to sources and resources available in British and Irish Archaeology.


Scotland In Ancient Europe

Author by : Ian Shepherd
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Description : And conclusion / Roger J. Mercer -- The bronze doors of No. 9, Millbank, London, with a note on the architect and sculptor associated with Imperial Chemical Industries House and their contribution to the heritage / Roger J. Mercer.


Colouring The Past

Author by : European Archaeological Association. Conference
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Description : Colour shapes our world in profound, if sometimes subtle, ways. It helps us to classify, form opinions, and make aesthetic and emotional judgements. Colour operates in every culture as a symbol, a metaphor, and as part of an aesthetic system. Yet archaeologists have traditionally subordinated the study of colour to the form and material value of the objects they find and thereby overlook its impact on conceptual systems throughout human history.This book explores the means by which colour-based cultural understandings are formed, and how they are used to sustain or alter social relations. From colour systems in the Mesolithic, to Mesoamerican symbolism and the use of colour in Roman Pompeii, this book paints a new picture of the past. Through their close observation of monuments and material culture, authors uncover the subtle role colour has played in the construction of past social identities and the expression of ancient beliefs. Providing an original contribution to our understanding of past worlds of meaning, this book will be essential reading for archaeologists, anthropologists and historians, as well as anyone with an interest in material culture, art and aesthetics.


Foragers Farmers And Fishers In A Coastal Landscape

Author by : Aidan O'Sullivan
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Description : A survey of the archaeological heritage of the intertidal zone of the Shannon estuary and the Fergus estuary. This monograph introduces a new perspective to Irish archaeology and uncovers a wealth of new types of archaeological evidence.