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The archaeology of prehistoric burnt mounds in Ireland

Author: Alan Hawkes
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2018]
Series: Archaeopress archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book details the archaeology of burnt mounds (fulachtai fia) in Ireland, one of the most frequent and under researched prehistoric site types in the country. It presents a re-evaluation of the pyrolithic phenomenon in light of some 1000 excavated burnt mounds. Charcoal-enriched soil, along with spreads and mounds of heat-affected stone, are one of the most common types of site found in Ireland, largely as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hawkes
ISBN: 1784919861 9781784919863
OCLC Number: 1046551539
Description: viii, 327 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: PREFACE; CHAPTER 1: BURNT MOUNDS: AN INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2: A HISTORY OF BURNT MOUND RESEARCH IN IRELAND; CHAPTER 3: PYROLITHIC TECHNOLOGY: THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT; CHAPTER 4: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF BURNT MOUNDS IN IRELAND; CHAPTER 5: CHRONOLOGY; CHAPTER 6: THE USE AND SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF BURNT MOUNDS; CHAPTER 7: SETTLEMENT CONTEXT; CHAPTER 8: CULTURAL CONTEXT: THE LONGUE DUREE OF THE BURNT MOUND PHENOMENON; CHAPTER 9: RECONSIDERING THE BURNT MOUND PHENOMENON; BIBLIOGRAPHY; APPENDIX 1: Additional tables; APPENDIX 2: List of excavated burnt mounds in Ireland 1950 2010
Series Title: Archaeopress archaeology.
Responsibility: Alan Hawkes.

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This book details the archaeology of burnt mounds (fulachtai fia) in Ireland, one of the most frequent and under researched prehistoric site types in the country. It presents a re-evaluation of the  Read more...

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