A late Mesolithic lithic scatter from Corralanna, Co. Westmeath, and its place in the Mesolithic landscape of the Irish Midlands

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dc.contributor.author Warren, Graeme
dc.contributor.author Little, Aimee
dc.contributor.author Stanley, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-15T15:38:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-15T15:38:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 Royal Irish Academy en
dc.date.issued 2009-03-10
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3677
dc.description.abstract This report discusses a surface collection of late Mesolithic date from Corralanna, Co. Westmeath. The site, which was discovered after peat extraction in 1999, is characterised by a lithic assemblage comprised almost exclusively of chert, two axes, some coarse stone tools and a small range of organic finds including uncarbonised hazelnut shells. This discussion reviews the material from Corralanna, with an especial emphasis on the character of the chipped stone assemblage, placing the site in its appropriate landscape and archaeological contexts. Three radiocarbon dates from hazelnut shells were obtained. These are not demonstrably associated with the lithics, but the dates are in keeping with late Mesolithic stone tool technology. Although the assemblage is derived from a surface collection, and suffers from some of the problems associated with this, the site at Corralanna offers a significant contribution to our understanding of Mesolithic settlement in the midlands, an area rich in Mesolithic archaeology, but one that has been somewhat neglected until recently. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Irish Academy en
dc.relation.requires Archaeology Research Collection en
dc.subject Mesolithic en
dc.subject.lcsh Stone implements--Ireland--Westmeath en
dc.subject.lcsh Mesolithic period--Ireland--Westmeath en
dc.subject.lcsh Westmeath (Ireland)--Antiquities en
dc.title A late Mesolithic lithic scatter from Corralanna, Co. Westmeath, and its place in the Mesolithic landscape of the Irish Midlands en
dc.title.alternative A late Mesolithic lithic scatter from Corralanna, Co. Westmeath. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 109 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 35 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3318/PRIAC.2009.109.1
dc.neeo.contributor Warren|Graeme|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Little|Aimee|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Stanley|Michael|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Heritage Council en
dc.description.othersponsorship RIA Committee for Archaeology en
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