Ireland's Pre-Celtic Archaeological and Anthropological Heritage

Ireland's Pre-Celtic Archaeological and Anthropological Heritage

By: Tok Freeland Thompson (author)Hardback

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Presenting a reassessment of Irish prehistory and its cultural appropriations, this book integrates evidence from modern ethnography, ancient and modern history, and archaeology. It represents a diachronic look at a variety of archaeological and anthropological features of the cultures of Ireland.

About Author

Dr. Thompson is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies, Trinity College, Dublin.


Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. "Celtic to the Core": The Creation of an ethno-national mythology; 2. Celticity and the Celts: Introduction to Official Discourse; 3. Official discourse, the early years: Antiquities and the creation of Indo-European; 4. History; 5. Archaeology; 6. Genetics; 7. Linguistics; 8. Folklorists; 9. Unofficial discourse; 10. Tory Island: stories, land, and time; 11. A new old Ireland: integrating the lines of evidence; Notes and Reference; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773458802
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780773458802
  • ISBN10: 0773458808

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