• Generations.  The Archaeology of Five National Road Schemes in County Cork. Volumes 1 and 2

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Generations.  The Archaeology of Five National Road Schemes in County Cork. Volume 1: prehistoric sites; Volume 2: historic sites, artefactual and environmental evidence and radiocarbon dates. NRA Scheme Monograph 13

Authors Various

Editors Ken Hanley and Maurice F Hurley

Publisher National Roads Authority, Dublin.

Content Generations is about the lives of people in County Cork over the past 10,000 years. The generations that came and went in that time have all left some trace on the landscape, as revealed in 114 archaeological excavations on five national road projects: Glanmire-Watergrasshill (N8), Rathcormac-Fermoy (M8), Mitchelstown Relief Road (N8/N73), Ballincollig Bypass (N22) and Youghal Bypass (N25). Each excavated site represents the imprint of ancestors. Like us, they experienced the joys and hardships of life in the rolling hills of north Cork, on the fertile plains of the Lee Valley or in sight of Youghal Bay.

Traces of the earliest humans to settle in Cork, approximately 10,000 years ago, were discovered near Fermoy A house site found near Ballincollig represents one of the first farming communities, almost 6,000 years ago. An exceptional discovery is the 3,500 year-old ‘Mitchelstown Face Cup', the oldest known three-dimensional representation of a person in Ireland. An early medieval farming settlement near Youghal was contemporary with the beginnings of history when the first written records are known from County Cork. A medieval moated earthwork settlement near Glanmire dates to the period when Cork was colonised by the Anglo-Normans, in the later medieval period.

 

Accounts of each excavated site are complemented in the two volumes of Generations by a series of discursive essays by leading scholars. The accompanying CD-ROM includes all the primary technical and specialist data from the excavations and 3D animated reconstructions of a selection of five of the prominent sites.

Format Two volumes in slipcase; paperback, 190 mm x 245 mm; illustrated technical reports and animated reconstructions on accompanying CD-ROM.

Pages Vol. 1-214 pages; Vol. 2-240 pages; including all prelims and end matter.

Illustrations Maps, line drawings and photos in full colour throughout.

Details
Author Editors Ken Hanley and Maurice F Hurley
Publication Data November 2013
Subjects Archaeology

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Generations. The Archaeology of Five National Road Schemes in County Cork. Volumes 1 and 2

  • ISBN: 978-0-9574380-2-6
  • Author(s): Editors Ken Hanley and Maurice F Hurley
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