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Author Dowd, Marion, author
Title The archaeology of caves in Ireland / Marion Dowd
Imprint Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DA920 D745 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001275726
Descript xix, 314 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Note "This book provides a synthesis of what we currently know about how caves were used and perceived by communities spanning the 10,000 years of human occupation of Ireland, from the earliest Mesolithic hunter gatherers to the 21st century urban dweller"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-301) and indexes
People in caves, caves in people -- Excursions into places of fearful darkness - 300 years investigating caves -- Caves and cave archaeology in Ireland -- Gathering the dead : the Mesolithic (8000-3900 BC) -- Thresholds to transformation : the Neolithic (3900-2400 BC) -- Journeying deeper into darkness : the Bronze Age (2400-600 BC) -- Eyes full of darkness : the Iron Age (600 BC-AD 400) -- Out of the darkness, into the light : the early Medieval period (AD 400-1169) -- Silent spaces or speaking volumes? : the Medieval period (AD 1169-1550) -- Diverse biographies : post-Medieval period to 21st century (AD 1550-present) -- End note: The future of Irish cave archaeology -- Appendix 1: Caves of archaeological significance in Ireland
Link Online version: Dowd, Marion. Archaeology of caves in Ireland Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015 9781782978145 (DLC) 2015015930
Subject Ireland -- Antiquities
Caves -- Social aspects -- Ireland -- History
Community life -- Ireland -- History
Social archaeology -- Ireland
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ireland
Caves -- Ireland
Speleology -- Ireland
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