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Author Warren, Graeme, author.

Title Hunter-gatherer Ireland : making connections in an island world / Graeme Warren
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 194 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary Explores the Irish Mesolithic - the period after the end of the last Ice Age when Ireland was home to hunter-gatherer communities, mostly from about 10,000-6,000 years ago. At this time, Ireland was an island world, with striking similarities and differences to its European neighbours - not least in terms of the terrestrial ecology created by its island status. To understand the communities of hunter-gatherers who lived there, it is essential that we consider the connections established between people and the other beings and materials with which they shared the world and through which they grew into it. Understanding the Mesolithic means paying attention to the animals, plants, spirits and things with which hunting and gathering groups formed kinship relationships and in collaboration with which they experienced life. 0The book closes with a reflection on hunting and gathering in Ireland today. The overriding aim of the book is to provide a point of entry into the lives of the Irish Mesolithic, to show the different ways in which people have lived on this island, and to show how we might narrate those lives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-191) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed June 2, 2022)
Subject Hunting and gathering societies -- Ireland
Mesolithic period -- Ireland
Hunting and gathering societies
Mesolithic period
Ireland -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781789256826