re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Bronze Age in IrelandAuthor: George CoffeyRelease Date: October 11, 2008 [EBook
26880]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE BRONZE AGE IN IRELAND ***Produced by Chris Curnow, Joseph Cooper, Anne Storer and the Online Distributed ProofreadingTeam at http://www.pgdp.netTranscriber's Note: The term "halberd" and "halbert" have both been used on numerous occasions."Halbert" is a variant of "Halberd" and has been left as printed in the original text.* * * * *THE BRONZE AGE IN IRELANDTHE BRONZE AGE IN IRELANDBY GEORGE COFFEYMEMBER OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY HONORARY FELLOW OF THE ROYALSOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF IRELAND KEEPER OF IRISH ANTIQUITIES IN THENATIONAL MUSEUM AND PROFESSOR R.H.A. DUBLIN
WITH ELEVEN PLATES AND EIGHTY-FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS
HODGES, FIGGIS, & CO., LIMITED, 104 GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN SIMPKIN, MARSHALL,& CO., LONDON 1913PRINTED AT THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY PRESS BY PONSONBY AND GIBBS.PREFACEIn this book on the Bronze Age in Ireland I have collected and collated all my work on the period.Much of it I have already published in the "Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy" and elsewhere. Ihave long felt the need of a book on the Bronze Age in Ireland, as hitherto none has appeared dealingadequately with the archæology of that period in this country.Within the last few years it has been recognized that the Bronze-Age civilization in Europe did notconsist of a series of isolated communities, each developing its own type of objects and decorations, butthat there was a community of ideas and forms extending from Mycenæ all over the Europeancontinent.
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