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Historical Archaeology And Artifacts From A Deserted Irish Village
     

Historical Archaeology And Artifacts From A Deserted Irish Village

by Elizabeth Davis
 
Slievemore Mountain (Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland) has recorded archaeological sites possibly representing 5,000 years of continuous settlement, spanning the Neolithic until shortly after the Great Potato Famine. Political events and missionary efforts during the Famine disrupted the lives of the Slievemore villagers, who abandoned their homes and never returned.

Overview

Slievemore Mountain (Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland) has recorded archaeological sites possibly representing 5,000 years of continuous settlement, spanning the Neolithic until shortly after the Great Potato Famine. Political events and missionary efforts during the Famine disrupted the lives of the Slievemore villagers, who abandoned their homes and never returned. Ruins at the Deserted Village of Slievemore include 74 stone houses and associated archaeological features. This book presents an artifact analysis with emphasis on the post-medieval (historical) ceramics from the archaeological excavations conducted from 1992 to 2000. Historical archaeology offers a direct connection to the lives of the impoverished classes in post-medieval Ireland, but relatively few studies have been conducted to date. This examination of the artifact collection from the Deserted Village contributes to the ongoing site investigations, and provides contextual information for future study of other post-medieval (historical) archaeological sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639182118
Publisher:
VDM Verlag
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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