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Irish passage graves neolithic tomb-builders in Ireland and Britain, 2500 B.C. by Michael Herity

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Published by Barnes & Noble Books in New York .
Written in English



  • Ireland,
  • Europe,
  • Ireland.


  • Passage Graves culture -- Ireland.,
  • Neolithic period -- Ireland.,
  • Ireland -- Antiquities.,
  • Europe -- Antiquities.

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Edition Notes

StatementMichael Herity.
LC ClassificationsGN776.2.P3 H47
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 308 p. :
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5246874M
ISBN 100064928403
LC Control Number75318970

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Irish Passage Graves Irish Passage Graves: Neolithic tomb-builders in Ireland and Britain B.C by Michael Herity. Published in by Irish University Press, Dublin, Ireland. In 2, B.C. a Breton flotilla bore the builders of the passage graves into the Irish Sea. Irish Passage Graves: Neolithic Tomb-Builders in Ireland and Britain, B. C. by Herity, Michael and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Irish passage graves: neolithic tomb-builders in Ireland and Britain, B.C. Michael Herity. Barnes & Noble Books, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. Barnes & Noble Books, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Length: pages: Subjects: History › Ancient ›. Passage Graves are the most interesting of the Irish megalithic monument, being by far the most complex type of monument found on this island. Passage graves, which first appear on the continent about 4, BC, are ritual burial monuments built of stone, containing internal chambers which are .

In a survey of megalithic tombs in Ireland, Irish scholars Seán Ó Nualláin and Rúaidhrí de Valera describe four categories of megalithic tombs: court cairns, portal dolmens, wedge-shaped gallery graves, and passage tombs. This appears to be one of the first uses of the term. It is likely that the writers borrowed from the Spanish term tumbas de corredor, "corridor tombs", which is. The homepage of Irish Graveyard Surveyors. This site provides the facility to search a number of Irish graveyards to locate a specific grave or simply to browse through a graveyard or number of graveyards. Michael Herity, Irish Passage Graves, Located some m ( ft) south of Cairn E, Cairn F is the largest of the Carrowkeel tombs, and was likely the most significant, or the “focal” monument of the complex due to its size and the fact that it is the only of the Carrowkeel group visible from the south as well as the north. Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometres ( mi) west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic period, around BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.. The site consists of a large circular mound with an inner stone passageway.

  The Irish genomes show that the people in these tombs were descendants of Anatolian farmers. The researchers found a trace of the indigenous population of Ireland . Newgrange - World Heritage Site Newgrange is a 5, year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley in Ireland's Ancient East. Newgrange was built by Stone Age farmers, the mound is 85m (ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) high, an area of about 1 acre.   This Irish author's new children's book is perfect for lovers of Irish folklore. Although solar alignments are not all that uncommon among prehistoric passage graves.   Passage Graves was action packed, a number of interesting characters and a inter-twineing plotline. I may be different than other, but I like plots and stories that make me go back and re-read parts of the book to catch the finer points od the story or fact on characters that did not resonate at Reviews: