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The Sea in Irish Prehistory

Full title: Maritime Ireland : an archaelogy of coastal communities

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan & Colin Breen

Item Type / Page count: Book / 256p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Tempus / Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

About: Two of Ireland’s leading maritime archaeologists explore the material evidence for maritime life and traditions of Ireland from 7000 BC to the present day.

ID number(s): 0752425099 / 9780752425092

Chapters: Mesolithic hunter-gatherers: life and death by the seashore, 8000-4000 BC — Neolithic farmers, landscapes and seascapes, 4000-2500 BC — The isles of the north: Bronze Age and Iron Age maritime tradition in Ireland — Saints, ships and seaways: early medieval coastal landscapes and traditions, AD 400-1200 — Gaelic lordships, Anglo-Norman merchants and late medieval mariners, AD 1100-1550 — Plantation, industrialisation and the modern world, AD 1550-1945 — Conclusions: towards a maritime archaeology of Ireland.

WW Connection #1: Co-author Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

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