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Early Ireland : An Introduction to Irish Prehistory - Michael J. O'Kelly

Early Ireland

An Introduction to Irish Prehistory

Paperback Published: 5th June 1989
ISBN: 9780521336871
Number Of Pages: 392

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Engagingly written and packed with illustrations, Early Ireland offers an authoritative introduction 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 growth of a Celtic art style of unrivalled power and individuality. Many of the developments in research and excavation detailed in the book were carried out or initiated by the author himself. In Early Ireland he encapsulates in inimitable style the fruits of more than three decades spent imparting his love and knowledge of Ireland, its people and its antiquities.

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'It is a fluently written and comprehensive account of the development of Irish culture and society until the last centuries BC that will gladden students and general readers alike.' British Archaeological News

List of illustrations
Preface Glyn Daniel
The Ice Age
The Mesolithic period
The Neolithic period
The late Neolithic/Beaker period
Single burials and earthen and stone enclosures
The Bronze Age
Bronze Age burial
Bronze Age settlement and stone monuments
The Iron Age
Later prehistoric settlement
Iron Age burial
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ISBN: 9780521336871
ISBN-10: 0521336872
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 5th June 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 16.87  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.64