288 pages, 96 figs & tabs
This edited volume of 16 papers provides an introduction to the techniques and methodologies, approaches and potential of environmental archaeology within Ireland. Each contributor focuses on a specific specialist area such as radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology, palaeoentomology, human osteoarchaeology and palynology.
Introduction (Eileen M Murphy and Nicki J Whitehouse); SECTION I - DATING Radiocarbon Dating: A Practical Overview (Philip Barratt and Paula J Reimer); Dendrochronology and Lessons Learned from Irish Examples (David M Brown and Michael G L Baillie); The Use of Tephra in Linking European Sequences of Terrestrial, Lacustrine, Marine and Ice Palaeoenvironmental Records (Jon R Pilcher); SECTION II - HUMANS and ANIMALS Human Osteoarchaeology in Ireland (Eileen M Murphy); Mammal Bones from Prehistoric Irish Sites (Finbar McCormick); Exploitation of Birds and Fish in Historic Ireland: A Brief Review of the Evidence (Sheila Hamilton-Dyer); Molluscs and Middens: The Archaeology of 'Ireland's Early Savage Race'? (Emily V Murray); The Study of Fossil Insect Remains in Environmental and Archaeological Investigations: An Irish Perspective (Nicki J Whitehouse); SECTION III - PLANTS Environmental Archaeology in Ireland: A Personal and Archaeobotanical Perspective (Michael Monk); Wood and Charcoal Research in Ireland (Ingelise Stuijts); The Study of Non-wood Plant Macro-remains: Investigating Past Societies and Landscapes (Meriel McClatchie); Pollen Analysis and Archaeology in Ireland (Gill Plunkett); SECTION IV - APPROACHES TO ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY Alluvial Geoarchaeology in Ireland (Anthony G Brown, Gerard Aalbersberg, Martin Thorp and Peter Glanville); Multi-proxy Approaches to Palaeohydrological Investigations of Raised Bogs in Ireland: A Case Study from Derryville, Co. Tipperary (Christopher J Caseldine and Benjamin R Gearey); Exploring the Role of Environment in Wetland Archaeological Contexts in Ireland (Gill Plunkett and Conor McDermott); SECTION V - LEGISLATION Heritage Legislation and Environmental Archaeology in Ireland (John O Neill).
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edited by Eileen M Murphy and Nicki J Whitehouse