The dating of food vessels and urns in ireland

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This short Preface to this major study addresses an anti-nativist approach in Celtic Studies that persists in denying any significant pagan contribution to medieval literature be it Welsh or Irish.

The Irish Middle Bronze Age commenced between 16 BC, it lasted for about 300-400 years and ended about 1200 BC. The traditional way has been to use metal associations and typologies to define periods that are dated with reference to each other, to a handful of radiocarbon dates and to associations and typologies in central and northern Europe.

The latter appears as a series of often overlapping artefact traditions of varying lengths.

During the past ten years, when not absorbed in the duties of a busy professorship, I have given my time to the preparation of this work.

In its interest I have made repeated journeys to Europe, and also to the East, and the greater part of the text has been written in the University Library at Leipzig, the British Museum in London, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Cork, which measures a little over 1m in length, and appear to overlap, morphologically, with Bronze Age cist graves.

Another type of public monument consisted of a circular to oval area defined by either a bank, ditch, standing stones or a combination of these.

The Killymaddy phase is considered contemporary with the Acton Park phase in Britain.

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