Excavations at Knowth - Volume 3

Knowth and the Zooarchaeology of Early Christian Ireland by Finbar McCormick and Emily Murray with contributions by George Eogan, Sheila Hamilton-Dyer and Eileen Murphy.

Excavations at Knowth This is the third volume of the comprehensive account of the excavations at Knowth - part of the ancient Brugh na Bóinne complex that also includes Dowth and Newgrange. This monograph provides the first comprehensive overview of the archaeological evidence for the use of animal resources in Ireland during the Early Christian period. The study of the bone assemblage from Knowth- one of the largest assemblages of animal bone recovered from an Irish site in recent decades - provided an opportunity to review the faunal data recorded from other Early Christian sites in Ireland. The volume contains a gazetteer summarising this data from more than 30 excavations across the country. The concluding premise of the analysis is that the animal bones demonstrate a fundamental shift in Irish livestock economy from the eighth century AD onwards.

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The Great Mound at Knowth
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