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Neolithic ‘celtic’ fields? a reinterpretation of the chronological evidence from céide fields in north-western ireland
Whitefield, Andrew
It has long been claimed that the coaxial stone boundaries of Ceide Fields, County Mayo, are a phenomenon of the Irish Early Neolithic analogous to later prehistoric Celtic' fields in all but age. This study argues that the age disparity is an artefact of the research methods, and that the age of the main Ceide Fields complex has been overestimated by as much as two-and-a-half millennia.
Keyword(s): neolithic; bronze age; field systems; agriculture; settlement; peat; pollen; subfossil wood; holocene; history; scandes
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press (CUP)
First Indexed: 2019-03-23 06:46:19 Last Updated: 2019-09-20 06:43:52