• Inscribing the landscape: the rock art of south Leinster

Inscribing the landscape: the rock art of south Leinster Christiaan Corlett The focus of this book is the rock art of the south of Leinster, which forms the south-eastern corner of Ireland. Although suggestive of modern music and related art forms, ‘rock art’ is the name applied by archaeologists to a particular type of prehistoric art found in northern and Atlantic Europe. Irish rock art most likely dates from the early Neolithic period, 4000–3400 BC. But, such is the lack of awareness of the rock art of south Leinster that it has never received any attention amongst researchers of Irish rock art. Indeed, it will most likely come as a great surprise to many to learn of the extent of rock art in this region. Notwithstanding this dearth of research to date the author’s intention is to make rock art accessible to a wider audience and to provide an important baseline of data and observations for future research. Christiaan Corlett is an archaeologist with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. He has published extensively on the archaeology of the Leinster region and further afield. He is perhaps best known for Darkest Dublin: The story of the Church Street disaster. He is also author of Antiquities of old Rathdown: the archaeology of south County Dublin and north County Wicklow, Beneath the Poulaphuca Reservoir – The 1939 Poulaphuca Survey of the lands flooded by the Liffey Reservoir Scheme, and Antiquities of West Mayo; he has also edited The Liam Price notebooks: the placenames, antiquities and topography of County Wicklow. Price €19 Paperback 136pp Size: 156 x 234mm portrait ISBN 978 1 905569 85 4 Illustrated with 150 images Published by Wordwell Out now

Author Christiaan Corlett
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Inscribing the landscape: the rock art of south Leinster

  • ISBN: 1 905569 85 8
  • Author(s): Christiaan Corlett
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  • €19.00