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At the crossroads: the historical archaeology of Rathlin Island

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Forsythe, Wes and McConkey, Rosemary (2008) At the crossroads: the historical archaeology of Rathlin Island. In: Scottish Odysseys: The Archaeology of Islands. (Eds: Noble, Gordon, Poller, Tessa, Raven, John and Verrill, Lucy), Tempus, pp. 132-149. ISBN 978-0-7524-4168-9 [Book section]

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Abstract

Rathlin Island lies between the coasts of Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland and Kintyre, western Scotland, at the northern entrance to the Irish Sea. Its geographical location has resulted in it being the most Scottish of Irish islands, through socio-political, linguistic and material influences. This chapter introduces recent archaeological survey work on Rathlin, with a particular focus on the maritime landscape. It explores aspects of cultural interaction with Scotland and Ireland from the early medieval period to the 19th century, including the kelp industry and smuggling.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:206
Deposited By:Miss Rosemary McConkey
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 07:59
Last Modified:28 Mar 2012 15:53

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