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Knowth Kerbstone 5

Irish Passage Tombs & Megalithic Art at Knowth

From Minds or Moons?
by Laurie Darcus


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Aranyosi, E.F.
1999 Wasteful Advertising and Variance Reduction: Darwinian Models for the Significance of Nonutilitarian Architecture. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 18: 356-375.

Brennan, Martin 1980 The Boyne Valley Vision. The Dolmen Press, Portlaoise.

The Stones of Time - Calenders, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland by Martin Brennan

Brennan, Martin 1983 The Stars and the Stones: Ancient Art and Astronomy in Ireland. Thames and Hudson Ltd., London.

Published in 1994 as The Stones of Time - Calendars, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland.

Cleal, Rasamund and Ann MacSween (editors) 1999 Grooved Ware in Britain and Ireland: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers 3. Oxbow Books, Oxford.

Dronfield, Jeremy 1996 Entering Alternative Realities: Cognition, Art and Architecture in Irish Passage Tombs. Cambridge Archaelogical Journal Volume 6, Issue 1:37-55.

Eogan, George 1984 Excavations at Knowth 1: Smaller passage tombs, Neolithic occupation and Beaker activity. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Eogan, George 1986 Knowth: and the passage tombs of Ireland. Thames and Hudson, London. Knowth is one of the great wonders of the prehistoric world. Professor George Eogan tells for the first time the full story of this remarkable site in the Boyne Valley north of Dublin, where his excavations over some twenty-five years have revealed a five-thousand-year-old burial complex and a treasure-house of megalithic art.

Knowth and the passage-tombs of Ireland by George Eogan

Herity, Michael 1974 Irish Passage Graves: Neolithic Tomb Builders in Ireland and Britain 2500 B.C. Irish University Press, Dublin.

Hodgson, Derek 2000 Shamanism, Phosphenes, and Early Art: An Alternative Synthesis. Current Anthropology Volume 41, Number 5: 866-872.

Kinnes, Ian 1988 Knowth and the Passage Tombs of Ireland – Eogan, G. Antiquaries Journal Volume 68: 345.

Lewis-Williams, David and Thomas Dowson 1990 On Paleolithic Art and the Neuropsychological Model. Current Anthropology Vol. 31 Issue 4: 407-8.

Lewis-Williams, David and Thomas Dowson 1993 On vision and power in the Neolithic: Evidence from the decorated monuments. Current Anthropolgy Vol. 34 Issue 1: 55-65.

Newakowski, Jacqueline A. 1997 Burial Sites. British Heritage Volume 18, Issue 3: 40-48

Newgrange - Archaeology, Art and Legend by Michael J. O'Kelly and Claire O'Kelly

O'Kelly, Michael J. 1982 Newgrange: Archaeology, art and legend. Thames and Hudson, London. Michael J. O'Kelly presents the full results of his excavations at Newgrange between 1962 and 1975. Every stage in the excavation, interpretation and restoration of the site is described and illustrated with additional contributions from Claire O'Kelly, who collaborated in her husband's work at Newgrange.

O'Kelly, Michael J. 1989 Early Ireland: An Introduction to Irish Prehistory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Stewart, Martin D. 2001 Newgrange: Ireland's Ancient Solar Observatory. Journal of College Teaching Science Volume 30 (5): 347-349.

Stooke, Philip J. 1994 The Lunar Maps at Knowth and Baltinglass. Journal for the History of Astronomy XXV: 39-55.

Whitley, James 2002 Too many Ancestors. Antiquity Mar2002, Volume 76 Issue 291: 119-126.


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