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The Rock Art Of South Leinster

By Chris Corlett

The focus of this book is on the rock art of the south of Leinster. Although suggestive of modern music and related art forms, 'rock art' is the name applied by archaeologists to a particular type of prehistoric art found in northern and Atlantic Europe. Irish rock art most likely dates from the early Neolithic perion, 4000-3400 BC. But such is the lack of awareness of the rock art of south Leinster that it has never received any attention among researchers of Irish rock art. Indeed, it will most likely come as a great surprise to many to learn of the extent of rock art in this region.

Notwithstanding this dearth of understanding to date, the author's intention is to make rock art accessible to a wider audience and to provide an important baseline of data and observations for future research.

Published in 2014 by Wordwell ISBN 9781905569854. Available at local bookshops or cost €19

This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 09/10/2014.