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dc.contributor.authorBergh, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T13:49:15Z
dc.date.available2016-07-06T13:49:15Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationStefan Bergh (2015) 'Where Worlds Meet. Two Irish prehistoric mountain-top villages '. Il Capitale Culturale: studies on the value of cultural heritage, 12 :21-44.en_IE
dc.identifier.issnISSN 2039-2362
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5907
dc.description.abstractMountains and high ground are often venerated as special places. It is their enigmatic quality as high places, their prominence and permanence in both the mental and physical landscapes that draws us to them. In the Neolithic/Bronze Age mountain tops in Ireland were frequently used for ritual purposes, often indicated by the presence of various monuments such as passage tombs, cairns as well as enclosures. In a few instances large cluster of circular houses have been recorded in close proximity to these monuments. The two largest clusters, with some 150 houses each are both found on conspicuous, rather inaccessible summits in karst landscapes. This paper presents the methodologies used in recent surveys of these two sites. The role of these seemingly domestic structures in highly charged ritual contexts is also discussed.en_IE
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dc.publisherUniversità di Macerataen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofIl Capitale Culturale: studies on the value of cultural heritageen
dc.subjectPrestoric villageen_IE
dc.subjectPlace-makingen_IE
dc.subjectRound houseen_IE
dc.subjectSacred mountainsen_IE
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_IE
dc.titleWhere worlds meet. Two Irish prehistoric mountain-top ‘villages’en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-07-06T13:35:20Z
dc.identifier.doi10.13138/2039-2362/1129
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.13138/2039-2362/1129en_IE
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dc.local.contactStefan Bergh, Dept. Of Archaeology, Room 215, Arts/Science Building, Nui Galway. 2052 Email: stefan.bergh@nuigalway.ie
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