The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland

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Psychology Press, 1996 - History - 226 pages
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In the first major work on the subject for over 30 years, Nancy Edwards provides a critical survey of the archaeological evidence in Ireland (c. 400-1200), introducing material from many recently discovered sites as well as reassessing the importance of earlier excavations. Beginning with an assessment of Roman influence, Dr Edwards then discusses the themse of settlement, food and farming, craft and technology, the church and art, concluding with an appraisal of the Viking impact.

The archaeological evidence for the period is also particularly rich and wide-ranging and our knowledge is expanding repidly in the light of modern techniques of survey and excavation.

  

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Contents

The Roman Impact
1
Other Settlement Types
34
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Craft Exchange and Trade
68
Wood
75
Bone antler and horn
83
Enamel and glass
92
The Church
99
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The Vikings
172
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178
References
193
Bibliography
203
Index
219

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About the author (1996)

Nancy Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Bangor. She has published widely on Ireland and Wales in the early Middle Ages and is especially interested in the ecclesiastical archaeology and art of the period.

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