By Susan A. Johnston
The web site of Dún Ailinne is one in every of 4 significant ritual websites from the Irish Iron Age, every one stated to shape the heart of a political state and hence defined as "royal." Excavation has produced artifacts starting from the Neolithic (about 5,000 years in the past) in the course of the later Iron Age (fourth century CE), while the location was once the point of interest of repeated rituals, most likely concerning the production and upkeep of political hegemony. a chain of bushes constructions have been outfitted and changed as every one staff of leaders sought to say old descent from a deep prior and nonetheless create whatever precise and lasting.
Pam J. Crabtree and Ronald Hicks supply analyses on, respectively, organic is still and Dún Ailinne's function in folklore, fantasy, and the sacred panorama, whereas Katherine Moreau examines bronze and iron artifacts and Elizabeth Hamilton, slag.
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University Museum Monograph, 129