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'It is a fluently written and comprehensive account of the development of Irish culture and society until the last centuries BC that will gladden students and general readers alike.' British Archaeological News

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Engagingly written and packed with illustrations, Early Ireland offers an authoritative introduction to the riches of Irish prehistory - a span of eight thousand years from the end of the Ice Age to the first centuries of the Christian era.

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The earliest part of the history of Ireland is the domain, not of the archaeologist, but of the geologist, the palaeobotanist and the palaeontologist who document respectively the structure and development of the earth's crust and the fossil remains of plants and animals contained in the various layers and deposits. Read the first page
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
an excellent resource...thoroughly enjoyable 5 Sept. 1998
By JR Drause (rwd@cei.net) - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, by the archaeologist who excavated Newgrange, is an excellent resource for anyone interested in European prehistory. Though subtitled "An Introduction to Irish Prehistory," the book does not shy away from indepth scientific and archaeological evidence, either supporting or refuting conventional theories; thus, the book would be better classified as intermediate to advanced. One would be hard pressed to find a better resource of Irish prehistory.
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Good overview. 2 Jun. 1999
By SeanFurl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It has photographs, maps, etc. on at least every other page. It covers nearly all of the major archeological findings up to the end of the B.C. years. Written in a easily readable style by a person who cares more about the quality of the concrete evidence than making surmises or speculations from it. I would have liked more associations made with what's been found in Britain and the Continent, but it's still a five-star overview.
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