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Download PDF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SITING OF NEOLITHIC AND BRONZE AGE MONUMENTS IN THE BRICKLIEVE AND MOYTIRRA UPLANDS, COUNTY SLIGO
The Journal of Irish Archaeology VII, 1996

Charles Mount

This paper argues that analysis of the siting of Neolithic tombs and Bronze Age cairns and barrows in southern Sligo indicates settlement emphasis upon different areas of the landscape at different periods.

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Download PDF THE DIMENSIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
From Megaliths to Metals: Essays in Honour of George Eogan (2004)

Charles Mount

Archaeology is a discipline not just concerned with generating data, but with creating, organising and diffusing knowledge about the past. This paper looks at the nature of archaeological knowledge and emphasises the importance of tacit knowledge and the limitations of data.
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Download PDF ANALYSIS OF THE WEIGHTS OF SOCKETED AXES
In Eogan, G. 2000. The Bronze Socketed Axehead in Ireland. Prahistorische Bronzefunde, Frankfurt.

Charles Mount

The surviving Irish Bronze Age socketed axes ranged from just 13 gm to 736 gm in weight and have a total weight of about 377 kg of metal. The development of the socketed axe allowed the metalsmith to produce a cutting edge on a long well balanced body while using considerably less metal than earlier axe types.
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Download PDF MEDIEVAL STRAP-TAG FROM BALALLY, CO. DUBLIN
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, No. 122, 1990

Charles Mount and Valerie Keeley

Report of excavation carried out in 1990 at Balally, Co. Dublin of a large oval banked enclosure with the foundations of a church at its centre.
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Download PDF ASPECTS OF RITUAL DEPOSITION IN THE LATE NEOLITHIC AND BEAKER PERIODS AT NEWGRANGE, CO. MEATH
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 60, 1994.

Charles Mount

The passage tomb at Newgrange, Co. Meath was a focus of ceremonial activity in the Late Neolthic and Beaker periods that involved the construction and use of ceremonial circles of wood and stone. This paper argues that the animal remains should not be viewed as a domestic assemblage but should be seen as part of the ceremonial use of the complex.
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Download PDF NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF NOBBER, CO. MEATH
Riocht na Midhe Vol. XIX 2008

Charles Mount

The manor of Nobber held a stategic position clsoe to the Meath-Ulster frontier and with its Motte and Bailey castle guarded the crossing of the River Dee on the road from Navan to Clones. It was a key objective of King John in his struggle with his Irish barons and remained an important manor on the forntier of the Pale in the later Medieval period.
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Download PDF TECHNICAL NOTE NO. 1- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONITORING
Charles Mount

The national policy in regard to archaeological heritage and the assessment of archaeology in relation to Environmental Impact Assessment is laid out in Framework and Principles for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage

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Download PDF TECHNICAL NOTE NO. 2- THE LIKELIHOOD OF IMPACTING ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE COURSE OF DEVELOPMENT
Charles Mount

There are currently no published analytical methods or models for predicting the impact of a development on archaeological heritage as an unknown number of sites may potentially be present. Predictions are usually based on a heuristic.

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