"Excavations at Ferriter's Cove 1983-1995" - A Review Article Review by Nicky

"Excavations at Ferriter's Cove 1983-1995" - A Review
Reviews Zvelbil Marek, P.C. Woodman et al's research article entitled "Excavations at Ferriter's Cove 1983-1995: Last Foragers, First Farmers in the Dingle Peninsula."
# 146778 | 991 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 16, 2011 in Anthropology (Europe) , Archaeology (Other Regions)

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This paper reviews, critiques and summarizes the sampling strategies, excavation methods and finds analyses of Marek et al.'s publication entitled "Excavations at Ferriter's Cove, 1983-95." According to the paper, this article reports about the excavations of what is likely to be the westernmost prehistoric settlement in Europe, which took place between 1983 and 1995 in Ireland under the direction of Peter Woodman and his colleagues. The paper further describes various aspects of the dig reported in the article, such as the archaeological finds from the site and various methods used to sort and analyze the artifacts. It also explores questions raised from the dig, such as whether this was a Mesolithic or Neolithic culture. The paper concludes that the excavations reported have added much to the already existing knowledge in the study of the Mesolithic period of history in Ireland.


Archaeological Finds
Activities Include Sorting
Identification of Site Utility
Questions Left Unanswered
Summary & Conclusion

From the Paper:

"It is the last of these two views which Woodman and colleagues adhere to and the evidence seems to indicate that even that answer is too simplistic since Ireland is actually an island that is quite large and that is characterized by variability in its cultural history which means that what might hold true in one location of the island of Ireland might not hold true in another location on the very same island of Ireland. Additionally increasing the complexity is adding the fact that Woodman holds that there is not an overlap of the Mesolithic and Neolithic settlement, yet he still allows for up to 500 conventional or calibrated radiocarbon years of coexistence between..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Marek, Zvelbil (2002) P.C. Woodman, et al (eds) Excavations at Ferriter's Cove 1983-1995: Last Foragers, First Farmers in the Dingle Peninsula" Antiquity 1 Jun 2002.

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