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Cultivating societies (INSTAR): assessing the evidence for agriculture in Neolithic Ireland


Dineley, M. (2004). Barley, Malt and Ale in the Neolithic. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, International Series, 1213.

Fairbairn, A.S. (Ed.) (2000). Plants in Neolithic Britain and Beyond.  Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Milles, A., Williams, D. and Gardner, N. (Eds.) (1989). The Beginnings of Agriculture. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports s496.

Parker Pearson, M. (Ed.) (2003). Food, Culture and Identity in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.  Oxford: British Archaeological Reports S1117.

Whittle, A. & Cummings, V. (Eds.). (2007). Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe. London


Brown, A.G. 1997 Clearances and clearings: deforestation in Mesolithic/Neolithic Britain.   Oxford Journal of Archaeology 16, 133-46.

Collard, M., Edinborough, K, Shennan, S. & Thomas, M.G. (2010). Radiocarbon evidence indicates that migrants introduced farming to Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37 (4) 866-870

Copley, M.S., Berston, R., Dudd, S.N., Docherty, G., Mukergee, A.J., Straker, V., Payne, S. and Evershed, R.P. 2003 Direct chemical evidence for widespread dairying in prehistoric Britain.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100, 1524-9.

Monk, M. 2000 Seeds and soils of discontent: an environmental archaeological contribution to the nature of the Early Neolithic. In: A. Desmond, G. Johnson, M. McCarthy, J. Sheehan and E. Shee Twohig (eds.) New Agendas in Irish Prehistory, 67-88.  Dublin: Wordwell.

Richards, M.P., & Hedges, R.E.M. 1999 A Neolithic revolution? New evidence of diet in the British Neolithic. Antiquity 73: 891-7.

Schulting, R. 2008 Foodways and social ecologies fro the Early Mesolithic to the Early Bronze Age. In: J. Pollard (ed.) Prehistoric Britain, 90-120.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Serjeantson, D. 2006 Food or feast at Neolithic Runnymeade? In: D. Serjeantson and D. Field (eds.) Animals in the Neolithic of Britain and Europe, 113-34.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Viner, S. 2011 Cattle and pig husbandry in the British Neolithic.  In: A. Hadjikoumis, E. Robinson and S. Viner (eds.) Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe: Studies in Honour of Andrew Sherratt, 313-52. Oxford: Oxbow.

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