Authors: Aidan O’Sullivan, Finbar McCormick, Thomas Kerr, Lorcan Harney
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Published: 2014, originally 2013
Pages: 584 pages including Appendix tables, Bibliography, Index, plates and figures.
How did people create and live in their own worlds in early medieval Ireland; what did they actually do; and to what end did they think they were doing it? This book investigates and reconstructs from archaeological evidence how early medieval Irish people lived together as social groups, worked the land as farmers, worshipped God, made and used objects and buried their dead around them. It focuses on the evidence from excavations conducted between 1930 and 2012 and uses that evidence to explore how people used their landscapes, dwellings and material culture to effect and negotiate social, ideological and economic continuities and changes during the period AD 400–1100.
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