Knowth Books

Knowth and the passage-tombs of Ireland Knowth and the passage-tombs of Ireland by George Eogan. First published in 1986 by the archaeologist who directed excavations at Knowth, a huge central mound with a cluster of smaller sites around it. Knowth yielded more than a quarter of the engraved art from the whole of Neolithic Europe. While aimed at a general readership the book is also a good starting point for academic research. Purchase at or

Excavation of a Medieval Secular Cemetery at Knowth Site M Excavation of an Early Medieval Secular Cemetery at Knowth Site M by Geraldine Stout and Matthew Stout. Excavations revealed three main phases of activity: linear trenches and a cluster of irregularly shaped pits; a cemetery enclosed by two subcircular ditches of 6th to 10th century date and a later external earthwork constructed in the early medieval period. Evidence for agricultural and manufacturing activity within the enclosures was also identified. Large quantities of unstratified prehistoric lithics were recovered. Purchase at or

Historical Knowth and Its Hinterland Excavations at Knowth Series
Vol.1 - Excavations at Knowth.
Vol.2 - Excavations at Knowth.
Vol.3 - Knowth and the Zooarchaeology of Early Christian Ireland.
Vol.4 - Historical Knowth and Its Hinterland.
Vol.5 - The archaeology of Knowth in the first and second millennia AD.
Vol.6 - The achievements of the tomb builders who constructed the Great Mound.
Vol.7 - The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath.

Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne by Geraldine Stout published by Cork University Press Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne by Geraldine Stout. This wonderful 236 page historical geography of the Boyne Valley covers 7000 years, from prehistory to the twentieth century. The megalithic mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are extensively covered. The Boyne Valley is where the great pre-historic tomb-building tradition of Atlantic Europe reached its zenith. It is where legend says the foundations of Irish Christianity were laid and is also the home of Ireland's first medieval Cistercian monastery at Mellifont. Purchase at or

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