A History of Settlement in Ireland by Terry Barry

By Terry Barry

A historical past of cost in eire presents a stimulating and thought-provoking assessment of the payment heritage of eire from prehistory to the current day. specific awareness is paid to the problems of payment switch and distribution in the contexts of:* atmosphere* demography* culture.The assortment is going additional by way of surroundings the schedule for destiny learn during this quickly increasing sector of educational interest.This quantity should be crucial analyzing for all people with an curiosity within the archaeology, historical past and social geography of eire.

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Twohig (eds), Archaeological Excavations on the Cork–Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981–82), Cork: University College Cork, Archaeological Studies No. 1, 9–35. Doody, M. M. F. A. Twohig (eds), Archaeological Excavations on the Cork–Dublin Gas Pipeline (1981–82), Cork: University College Cork, Archaeological Studies No. 1, 36–42. Doody, M. (1993) ‘Bronze Age settlement’, in E. Shee Twohig and M. Ronayne (eds), Past Perceptions: The Prehistoric Archaeology of South-West Ireland, Cork: Cork University Press, 93–100.

Galway; excavation of the interior (Cotter 1966) revealed Later Bronze Age occupation Source: Photo Dúchas. 10). 11). It should be remembered of course that it is a regional model and that patterns of settlement are likely to have differed somewhat from region to region. At the top of the structure and social scale are hillforts, whose location and size suggest a regional concern. Substantially defended hilltop enclosures are seen to represent a lower and more locally based social stratum. Into this category might also fit enclosed lakeside sites and at the lowest and most local level are the enclosed, but not heavily protected, and the open house clusters.

1996). 179 While it is clear that the recognition of different forms and scales of settlement probably reflects a society with increasing social stratification, one interesting contrast with the Neolithic and Earlier Bronze Age is that the character of the mortuary record changes and becomes less conspicuous. On the other hand the deliberate deposition of metalwork, often in hoards,180 becomes more apparent. 181 The metalwork also suggests distinct regional differences182 and indeed differences within regions, such as North Munster,183 and in this, as in other aspects of the Later Bronze Age, there is a continuity into the Iron Age.

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