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From: Doug Weller <>
Subject: Re: Oppida in Irish Culture; was: Ancient Irish 'Pedigrees' (was Re: History & Genealogy or the Mathematical Study of Genealogy?)
Date: 5 May 2002 14:35:02 -0500
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On Sun, 05 May 2002 12:20:02 -0700, in soc.history.ancient, Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr.
>Doug Weller wrote:
>> On Sun, 05 May 2002 08:44:32 -0700, in soc.history.ancient, Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr.
>>>Doug Weller wrote:
>> No one has found evidence of oppida in Ireland. Instead, there are cliff castles and stone
>> forts - stone-built homesteads.
>> Writing about these, Barry Fell, in his recent book Facing the Ocean, states "if it is
>> accepted that the cliff castles and stone forts began in the first millennium BC [rather
>> than later], as seems not unreasonable, then the pattern of settlement would be broadly
>> similar to that of southwestern and northwestern Britain. The lack of an elite, or even a
>> distinctive material culture, suggests that status was proclaimed in other ways: it is
>> tempting to think that the strong, visually-dominant enclosure was one. (p. 359.
>I note: Southern England:
>An Archaeological Guide, (1973),
>by James Dyer, discusses the
>prehistoric and Roman remains
>of Cornwall [England]. In the
>Iron age and Romano-British
>time period, Chysauster Village,
>a site in south-west Cornwall
>only 6 km from St. Michael's
>Mount, was occupied from about
>100 B.C. until well into the
>3rd century A.D.
And your point is?
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