• Dining and dwelling: (Archaeology and the National Roads Authority, Monograph Series 6)
Dining and dwelling is the sixth monograph to be published in this series by the Archaeology Section of the National Roads Authority and presents the proceedings of a one-day seminar held at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, on 28 August 2008 as part of National Heritage Week. This popular annual seminar series, which caters specifically for a non-specialist audience, showcased a range of archaeological discoveries made on national road schemes throughout Ireland in recent years. The event revolved around the theme of Dining and dwelling, addressing the archaeological evidence of food production, processing and consumption and settlement in Ireland from the earliest farmers through to the nineteenth century. The authors, who include archaeologists, archaeobotanists and zooarchaeologists, describe a wealth of previously unknown archaeological remains uncovered in counties Carlow, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Offaly, Roscommon and Tipperary on new sections of the N6, N7, N8, N9/N10 and N17 routes.

The monograph is written for a popular audience in an accessible, non-technical style and is extensively illustrated with colour images. Highlights include an account of the use of experimental archaeology to examine the theory that some Bronze Age fulachta fiadh were actually micro-breweries; the excavation of a spectacularly preserved wooden watermill at Kilbegly, Co. Roscommon, dating from the early medieval period; an examination of early medieval feasting as evidenced by an exquisite copper-alloy zoomorphic, or animal-like, drinking horn terminal mount recovered during excavations at Ballyvass, Co. Kildare, and a consideration of the challenges and opportunities involved in the use of advanced computer technology and visualisation software to create 3D-animated reconstructions of ancient dwellings.
Details
Author Michael Stanley, Ed Danaher and James Eogan (eds)
Publication Data Published October 2009, paperback, 200pp, 135 illustrations.
Subjects Archaeology

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Dining and dwelling: (Archaeology and the National Roads Authority, Monograph Series 6)

  • ISBN: 978-0-9545955-7-9
  • Author(s): Michael Stanley, Ed Danaher and James Eogan (eds)
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €25.00