Volume 21 / Number 3

1979

Special Edition: Archaeology and History

On The Cover: The fragmentary psalter known as the Cathach or "Battler" of St. Columba. 6th c.(?) Note the flags or wedges on upright letters and the diminuendo at the beginning of the psalm. From folio 6r. (Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, S.R.12.R.33.) See article by Bella Schauman, Early Irish Manuscripts."

Vol. 21 / No. 3

University Museum Announcements – Spring 1979

Appointment Dr. William H. Davenport, Curator of the Oceanian Section, has been appointed Associate Director of the Museum. Grants Received […]

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Vol. 21 / No. 3

By: Martin Biddle

New Directions – Spring 1979: The Director Writes

It’s all very well to write somewhat owlishly about ‘reserve collections’ and the horizontal’ versus ‘the vertical’ approach to museum […]

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Vol. 21 / No. 3

By: Bernard Wailes

Ireland and Europe: Introduction

Ireland: Archaeology and History The equation of ‘civilization’ with cities centralized government and literacy has long prejudiced us against societies […]

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Vol. 21 / No. 3

By: Sean O Nuallain

The Megalithic Tombs of Ireland: Neolithic Tombs and Their Art.

The earliest evidence of human activity in Ireland occurs mainly in the northeast of the country and has been assigned […]

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Vol. 21 / No. 3

By: Holly Burton

The Arrival of the Celts in Ireland: Archaeology and Linguistics.

When did the Celts arrive in Ireland? The question has plagued linguists and archaeologists alike for a century. By the […]

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Vol. 21 / No. 3

By: Joan J. Taylor

Early Bronze Age Technology and Trade: The Evidence of Irish Gold.

Ireland was the focus of the Western European “Golden Age” by virtue of the impressive quantity of gold ornaments produced […]

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Vol. 21 / No. 3

By: Bella Schauman

Early Irish Manuscripts: The Art of the Scribes.

Ireland’s early books are interesting both in and of themselves and as cultural arti¬≠facts. The following pages present an archaeological […]

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