Early Ireland

Early Ireland

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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.... flints page 25 1 2 Location map of Neolithic sites and of Late Neolithic/Beaker sites page 32 13 Pollen diagram from Scragh Bog, Co. Westmeath page 34 14 Orup elm forest in southern Scania, Sweden page 35 15 Technique of pressure flaking page 38 16 Neolithic flint artefacts page 39 17 Original wooden ... Tipperary page 90 41 Distribution map of portal tombs page 93 42 Portal vu List of illustrations.

Title:Early Ireland
Author:Michael J. O'Kelly, Claire O'Kelly
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1989-04-06


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