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Islands in the Stream

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Full title: Crannogs: lake-dwellings of early Ireland

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 48p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Town House and Country House Ltd. / Trinity House, Charleston Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

About: This book is part of the ‘Irish Treasures Series’ which introduces people to various aspects of Irish archaeology, history, heritage and craft. Crannogs were artificial islands built in lakes or swamps and remained in use for more than 1000 years. The author specialises in the archaeology of waters and lakes, whose preservative properties archive a unique assemblage of otherwise fragile materials and objects.

ID number(s): 1860590918

Chapters: [What are crannogs] Studying crannogs — Crannogs through the centuries — Where crannogs are found — How crannogs were built — Houses on crannogs — Palisades — Access by boat or causeway — [Life on crannogs] Farming and domestic economy — Craft and industry — Attack and defence — Crannogs and early Irish society — Select bibliography — Modern crannog reconstructions.

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs or maps or illustrations on most pages.

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 [Registered users can read / download documents]

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