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Tara: An Archaeological Survey

by  Conor Newman
€ 30.00

Book Details

Published by Discovery Programme

January 1997


Number of pages: 376

ISBN: 9781874045472

This book gives the first complete report of Tara, the County Meath complex that is one of the most important archaeological sites in Ireland. It covers a combination of topographical, geophysical, aerial, geochemical and paper surveys. Fully illustrated with photographs and drawings, this book explains the significance of a site perhaps best known, from Celtic mythology, as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The book also proposes for the first time a model for the chronological development of its structures.

About the authors

Conor Newman

Conor Newman is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at NUI Galway. He directed the Discovery Programme's Tara: Archaeological Survey Project before joining the Department of Archaeology, NUI, Galway, in 1996. Three times visiting professor of Celtic archaeology at the University of Toronto, he has studied at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, and at Edinburgh University. He was Vice-Dean for Research at the Arts faculty in 2007-08. A member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, he was editor of the Journal of Irish Archaeology from 2003-2008. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and chairman of the Heritage Council. He contributed to the Discovery Programme Reports 2 & 6 and is also the editor of Tara: An archaeological survey (1997).