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書名 Underground archaeology : studies on human bones and artefacts from Ireland's caves / edited by Marion Dowd
出版項 Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2016
國際標準書號 9781785703515 (hardcover)
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 傅斯年圖書館西文巨冊書  WX DA920 U55 2016    在架上    30530001267038
說明 xvi, 191 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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附註 "This book brings together a series of ground-breaking studies on human bones and artefacts recovered from Irish caves principally between 1870 and 1990. Until now these assemblages had either been completely neglected or had not been examined with modern techniques. The 15 expert contributions presented here shine a light on the use and perception of caves at different times in the past, from the Early Mesolithic through to post-medieval times. The book opens with osteoarchaeological analyses of human bones from 24 caves, revealing complex and varied funerary practices and rituals. Shell beads and animal tooth pendants provide insight into the status of those whose skeletal remains were placed in caves. Studies on lithics, stone axes and prehistoric pottery highlight the changing roles of caves as places for shelter, occupation, burial and ritual practices during the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age. An examination of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age metalwork contributes to wider evidence of votive deposition at natural places in the landscape. Several chapters focus on the wealth of early medieval and Viking-age activities, drawing on pottery assemblages from caves along the north coast, to ecclesiastical shrine fragments from sites in the south, as well as Viking material from a growing number of caves. These studies will be of interest to osteoarchaeologists; to those who specialise in particular archaeological periods; to museumologists and artefact specialists; to cave archaeologists; and to everyone interested in Ireland's past"--Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references
Part I. Human remains -- Osteoarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains from 23 Irish caves / Linda Fibiger -- Osteoarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains from Dunmore Cave, Co. Kilkenny / Linda G. Lynch -- Part II. Artefact assemblages -- Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithics from Irish caves / Peter C. Woodman -- Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery from Irish caves / Helen Roche -- Polished stone axeheads from Irish caves / Stephen Mandal, Emmett O'Keeffe and Gabriel Cooney -- Prehistoric perforated marine shells from Irish caves / Rory Connolly -- Prehistoric perforated and worked animal teeth / Fiona Beglane -- Late Bronze Age and Iron Age metalwork from Irish caves / Katharina Becker -- Early medieval and medieval pottery from sea caves along the Antrim coast / Alison Kyle -- Early medieval shrine fragments from Park North Cave, Co. Cork and Kilgreany Cave, Co. Waterford / Griffin Murray -- Viking-age artefacts from Irish caves / John Sheehan -- Part III. Site-specific artefact reports -- Stone rings from Robber's Den, Co. Clare / Alison Sheridan -- Medieval pottery from Carrigmurrish Cave, Co. Waterford / Clare McCutcheon -- Late seventeenth century material from Kilgreany Cave, Co. Waterford / Clare McCutcheon -- Coarse stone objects from Ballynamintra Cave, Co. Waterford / Stephen Mandal
鏈接 Online version: Underground archaeology Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2017 9781785703522 (DLC) 2016050657
主題 Ireland -- Antiquities
Caves -- Ireland
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Ireland
Material culture -- Ireland
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ireland
Social archaeology -- Ireland
Landscape archaeology -- Ireland
Alt Author Dowd, Marion, editor
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