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Ireland in the Bronze Age Book
Dr. Charles Mount is bringing together the many different strands of Bronze Age evidence with the extensive new data produced through fieldwork projects over the last decade. The book will assess the evidence provided by more than 150 settlements, as well as more than 1,200 burial sites and thousands of items of material culture to produce a coherent synthesis of the Irish Bronze Age.



A side-looped spearhead from Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Background
For more than twenty years Dr. Charles Mount has been involved in research on the Irish Bronze Age. The burials of the Early Bronze Age were the subject of his Masters Thesis (Mount 1989), the Early and Middle Bronze Age the subject of his Doctoral thesis (Mount 1997c) and he assisted Prof. George Eogan in his research on Late Bronze Age metalwork (Mount 2002). Dr. Mount has also published extensively on the period (see Mount 1991, 1993, 1994, 1994-5, 1995a and b, 1996, 1997a and b, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002).




References
Mount, C. 1989 University College Dublin, M.A. Archaeology. Early Bronze Age Burials in South Leinster.

Mount, C. 1991 Early Bronze Age Burials- The Social Implications, Archaeology Ireland 5, 2, 21-23.

Mount, C. 1993 (with Hartnett, P.J.) Early Bronze Age cemetery at Edmondstown county Dublin. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 93C, 21-79.

Mount, C. 1994 Aspects of Ritual Deposition in the Late Neolithic and Beaker Period at Newgrange, Co. Meath. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 60, 433-43.

Mount, C. 1994-5 The environmental siting of Early Bronze Age burials in county Kildare. Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society XVIII (Part II), 117-28.

Mount, C. 1995a A new look at the burials of the Bronze Age, Archaeology Ireland 31, 18-21.

Mount, C. 1995b Recent research on Bronze Age cemeteries. In J. Waddell and E. Shee-Twohig (Eds.) Ireland in the Bronze Age. The Stationery Office, Dublin, 97-112.

Mount, C. 1996 The environmental siting of Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the Bricklieve uplands. Journal of Irish Archaeology VII, 1-11.

Mount, C. 1997a Adolf Mahrís excavations of an Early Bronze Age cemetery at Keenoge, Co. Meath, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 97C, 1-68.

Mount, C. 1997b Early Bronze Age burial in South-east Ireland in the light of recent research. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 97C, 101-93.

Mount, C. 1998 Five Early Bronze Age cemeteries at Brownstown, Graney West, Oldtown and Ploopluck, Co. Kildare and Strawhall, Co. Carlow, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 98C, 1-68.

Mount, C. 1997c University College Dublin Ph.D., Archaeology. South-east Ireland in the Early and Middle Bronze Age: Aspects of Social and Cultural Distributions.

Mount, C. 2000 Exchange and communication: the relationship between Early and Middle Bronze Age Ireland and Atlantic Europe. In J. C. Henderson (Ed.) The Prehistory and Early History of Atlantic Europe. Oxford, BAR International Series, No. 861, 57-72.

Mount, C. 2001 The collection of Early and Middle Bronze Age material culture in south-east Ireland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 101C, 1-35.

Mount, C. 2002 Analysis of the weights of socketed axes. In Eogan, G. The Bronze Socketed Axehead in Ireland. Prahistorische Bronzefunde, Frankfurt, 209-12.





   
Projects
The environmental impact assessment of Cam Quarry, Co. Roscommon
The development of a new quarry at Cam, Co. Roscommon near Athlone lead to the archaeological assessment of an extensive area of pre-modern field systems.
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Brownstown Quarry Project
Since 2003 Dr. Charles Mount has been project managing the multi-period archaeological investigations at Brownstown, Co. Kildare. Summaries of the investigations carried out at the site are appended.
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Archaeological impact assessment of a quarry at Killough, Co. Tipperary
Continuing development at Killough, Co. Tipperary required the archaeological impact assessment (AIA)of the heritage in the surrounding area.
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