This volume is part of the Discovery Programme North Munster Project. During the later prehistoric period in Ireland (middle Bronze Age to Iron Age) the lower catchment of the River Shannon was one of the most important regions in the country as exemplified by high-status artefactual evidence (sheet gold ornaments etc), much of it recovered in past centuries without detailed archaeological context. This book describes the project set up to investigate the richness and diversity of that context, which revealed the complexity of familial, local and sub- regional landscape organisation in the period. The major implications of this research are explored at a national level in the context of regional characterisation and identity.
Contributors: Tom Condit, Finola O’Carroll, Aoife Daly, Aidan O’Sullivan, Ines Hagen, Isabel Bennett, Karen Molloy, Finbar McCormick, Emily Murray, Barry Masterson, Gabriel Cooney, Nora Birmingham and Bernard Guinan.
(Dublin, Wordwell for the Discovery Programme 2005), 341 ++