Antiquities of the Irish Countryside

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Routledge, Oct 30, 2014 - Social Science - 252 pages

No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical remains and medieval castles. It provides the general reader with all the information he is likely to need on such monuments as forts, megalithic tombs, crannogs and stone circles and is an exceptionally useful book for the student. Published in 1979, this fifth edition was thoroughly revised and updated to include more recently discovered sites and new interpretations. Includes map and chronological table.

 

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It is an interesting book. He does clear up some of the confusion that is Irish pre-history. I would have liked to have heard more about what the skeletons looked like as Ireland had a number if different people living there. Also the Bell Beaker people did raise any monumental pieces there. They simply allowed the locals acces to their sacred places which had previouslhy been denied. Judith Jones 

Contents

List offigures
Forts
Fields roads and linear earthworks
House sites
Megalithic tombs
Burial mounds
Standing stones
Stonecircles
Indexto places

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