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