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Author Dowd, Marion.

Title The archaeology of caves in Ireland / Marion Dowd
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015
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Contents 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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Caves -- Social aspects -- Ireland -- History.
Caves -- Ireland.
Community life -- Ireland -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ireland.
Social archaeology -- Ireland.
Speleology -- Ireland.
Ireland -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015015930
ISBN 1782978135 (hardback)
178297816X (electronic bk)
9781782978138 (hardback)
9781782978169 (electronic bk)