Irish Passage Tombs & Megalithic Art at Knowth

From Minds or Moons? by Laurie Darcus


Aranyosi, E.F. 1999 Wasteful Advertising and Variance Reduction: Darwinian Models for the Significance of Nonutilitarian Architecture. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 18: 356-375.

The Stones of Time - Calenders, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland by Martin BrennanBrennan, Martin

1980 The Boyne Valley Vision, The Dolmen Press, Portlaoise.

The Stones of Time - Calendars, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland, first published in 1983 as The Stars and the Stones. Purchase at or

Cleal, Rasamund and Ann MacSween (editors) 1999 Grooved Ware in Britain and Ireland: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers 3. Oxbow Books, Oxford.

Dronfield, Jeremy 1996 Entering Alternative Realities: Cognition, Art and Architecture in Irish Passage Tombs. Cambridge Archaelogical Journal Volume 6, Issue 1:37-55.

Eogan, George 1984 Excavations at Knowth 1: Smaller passage tombs, Neolithic occupation and Beaker activity. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Knowth and the passage-tombs of Ireland Knowth and the passage-tombs of Ireland by George Eogan. First published in 1986 by the archaeologist who directed excavations at Knowth, a huge central mound with a cluster of smaller sites around it. Knowth yielded more than a quarter of the engraved art from the whole of Neolithic Europe. While aimed at a general readership the book is also a good starting point for academic research. Purchase at or

Herity, Michael 1974 Irish Passage Graves: Neolithic Tomb Builders in Ireland and Britain 2500 B.C. Irish University Press, Dublin.

Hodgson, Derek 2000 Shamanism, Phosphenes, and Early Art: An Alternative Synthesis. Current Anthropology Volume 41, Number 5: 866-872.

Kinnes, Ian 1988 Knowth and the Passage Tombs of Ireland – Eogan, G. Antiquaries Journal Volume 68: 345.

Lewis-Williams, David and Thomas Dowson 1990 On Paleolithic Art and the Neuropsychological Model. Current Anthropology Vol. 31 Issue 4: 407-8.

Lewis-Williams, David and Thomas Dowson 1993 On vision and power in the Neolithic: Evidence from the decorated monuments. Current Anthropolgy Vol. 34 Issue 1: 55-65.

Newakowski, Jacqueline A. 1997 Burial Sites. British Heritage Volume 18, Issue 3: 40-48

Newgrange - Archaeology, Art and Legend by Michael J. O'Kelly and Claire O'Kelly In Newgrange Archaeology, Art and Legend Professor Michael O'Kelly presents the full results of his excavations at Newgrange between 1962 and 1975. Every stage in the excavation, interpretation and restoration of the site is described and illustrated with additional contributions from Claire O'Kelly, who collaborated in her husband's work at Newgrange. Purchase at or

O'Kelly, Michael J. 1989 Early Ireland: An Introduction to Irish Prehistory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Stewart, Martin D. 2001 Newgrange: Ireland's Ancient Solar Observatory. Journal of College Teaching Science Volume 30 (5): 347-349.

Stooke, Philip J. 1994 The Lunar Maps at Knowth and Baltinglass. Journal for the History of Astronomy XXV: 39-55.

Whitley, James 2002 Too many Ancestors. Antiquity Mar2002, Volume 76 Issue 291: 119-126.

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