Bronze Artefact Production in Late Bronze Age Ireland: A Survey Simon O Faolain

ISBN: 9781841716794

Published: January 15th 2005

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265 pages


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Bronze Artefact Production in Late Bronze Age Ireland: A Survey  by  Simon O Faolain

Bronze Artefact Production in Late Bronze Age Ireland: A Survey by Simon O Faolain
January 15th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 265 pages | ISBN: 9781841716794 | 4.46 Mb

By the late Bronze Age the Irish had become masters in metalworking anf the range of objects produced was in stark contrast to those of the earlie Bronze Age. This study presents a comprehensive analysis and reconstruction of late Bronze AgeMoreBy the late Bronze Age the Irish had become masters in metalworking anf the range of objects produced was in stark contrast to those of the earlie Bronze Age. This study presents a comprehensive analysis and reconstruction of late Bronze Age metalworking practices through artefactual evidence and also experimental work and ethnography.

Simon O Faolains research draws on evidence of raw metal/ingots, clay crucible remains, moulds, wooden templates, metalworking equipment as well as the finished objects themselves, and archaeological evience for sites associated with metal production or associated ritual activities. (A catalogue of metalworking sites is given at the back.) Particular attention is paid to the production of late Bronze Age swords. All the evidence is then summarised and placed within the context of metalworking practices, technology, the organisation of production and late Bronze Age society,



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