Archaeology of Ireland


Three Thursdays • 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Prehistoric Ireland—The Paleolithic and Mesolithic, 12,000 to 6,000 years ago

October 3 • Shapiro CD

What is the earliest evidence of humans in Ireland? What evidence is there of their lifestyle?

Neolithic Ireland—6,000 to 4,500 years ago

October 31 • Shapiro CD

How did cereal grains/agriculture arrive in Ireland? We will discuss Céide Fields, an extensive field system, buried under a blanket of peat. When did megalithic monuments suddenly begin to appear in Ireland? We will take a look at Irish Neolithic art including gold items.

Recent Discoveries in Ireland

December 5 • Pine 111

Using modern technology, new discoveries are being found near the massive Newgrange monument. We will also explore other new archaeological finds in Ireland.

Instructor: Bonnie Shirley     Coordinator: Rich Eaton