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    Stone Axe Studies in Ireland

    Sheridan, Alison and Cooney, Gabriel and Grogan, Eoin (1992) Stone Axe Studies in Ireland. Journal of Social Archaeology, 58. pp. 389-416. ISSN 1469-6053

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    This paper starts by outlining the history of stone axe studies in Ireland, from their antiquarian beginnings to 1990. It then offers a critical review of the current state of knowledge concerning the numbers, distribution, findspot contexts, morphology, size, associated finds, dating and raw materials of stone axes. Having proposed an agenda for future research, the paper ends by introducing the Irish Stone Axe Project—the major programme of database creation and petrological identification, funded by the National Heritage Council, currently being undertaken by GC and EG.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Stone Axe; studies; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 13007
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    Depositing User: Eoin Grogan
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 10:02
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Archaeology
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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