Early Ireland: An Introduction to Irish Prehistory / Edition 1 by Michael J. O'Kelly | 9780521336871 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Early Ireland: An Introduction to Irish Prehistory / Edition 1

Early Ireland: An Introduction to Irish Prehistory / Edition 1

by Michael J. O'Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521336872

ISBN-13: 9780521336871

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521336871
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface Glyn Daniel; Acknowledgements; 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; Appendix; Bibliography.

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