Delving into the past
‘A first-rate publication with the very best in making a wide and varied readership aware of current archaeology’—Professor Bruce Proudfoot.
Archaeology Ireland, founded in 1987, is the only magazine of its kind, reporting on Ireland’s treasury of archaeological artefacts, monuments, investigations and discoveries.
Archaeology Ireland is a quarterly publication aimed at the professional, academic and interested reader. It is authoritative and up to date, providing in-depth information and comment on what’s new, interesting and important in the world of Irish archaeology.
In the trial issue, find out about changelings, mylingar and other Dead Child Traditions and how these ‘old wives’ tales’ may have influenced both the treatment of children in burial and their subsequent acceptance into the afterlife; discover the possible prehistoric origins of the extinct Irish hobby breed of horse; and read about more evidence of a powerful solar cult that endured throughout Irish prehistory, as a re-examination of a very unusual stone die provides new insight into the nature of early Bronze Age gold-working in Ireland.
Each issue provides news, event listings and book news as well as a 6pp Heritage Guide, a lavishly illustrated and informative guide to one of Ireland’s well-known or lesser-known sites and monuments.