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    DescriptionEngagingly written and packed with illustrations, Early Ireland offers an authoritative introduction to the riches of Irish prehistory - a span of eight thousand years from the end of the Ice Age to the first centuries of the Christian era. It provides a clear account of the development of Irish society from its beginnings as a postglacial culture of hunters and gatherers, through the glory of its golden age in the second millennium BC, to the technological advances stimulated by the discovery of iron and, in the last centuries BC, the growth of a Celtic art style of unrivalled power and individuality. Many of the developments in research and excavation detailed in the book were carried out or initiated by the author himself. In Early Ireland he encapsulates in inimitable style the fruits of more than three decades spent imparting his love and knowledge of Ireland, its people and its antiquities.


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    Title
    Early Ireland
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Irish Prehistory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael J. O'Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521336871
    ISBN 10: 0521336872
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17520000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    DC22: 936.15
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC19: 936.15
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GN806.5 .O38 1989
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.1/5
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    70 half-tones, 100 line drawings
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'It is a fluently written and comprehensive account of the development of Irish culture and society until the last centuries BC that will gladden students and general readers alike.' British Archaeological News
    Back cover copy
    Engagingly written packed with illustrations, Early Ireland offers an authoritative introduction to the riches if Irish prehistory - a span of eight thousand years from the end of the Ice Age to the first centuries of the Christian era.
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Preface Glyn Daniel; Acknowledgements; 1. The Ice Age; 2. The Mesolithic period; 3. The Neolithic period; 4. The late Neolithic/Beaker period; 5. Megaliths; 6. Single burials and earthen and stone enclosures; 7. The Bronze Age; 8. Bronze Age burial; 9. Bronze Age settlement and stone monuments; 10. The Iron Age; 11. Later prehistoric settlement; 12. Iron Age burial; Appendix; Bibliography.