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H 290 x W 205 mm

294 pages

63 figures, 6 tables, 119 plates

Published Dec 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781789699913

Digital: 9781789699920

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Keywords
Ireland; Iron Age; Equestrian; Horses; Metal objects; Roman Britain

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Irish Late Iron Age Equestrian Equipment in its Insular and Continental Context

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This is the first practical archaeological study of Irish Iron Age lorinery. The horse and associated equipment were very much at the heart of the social changes set in motion by contact with the Roman Empire; the examination of the snaffles and bosals allows us to bring the people of the Late Iron Age in Ireland into focus.

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Contents

List of Figures ;
List of Tables ;
List of Plates ;
Acknowledgements ;
Glossary ;
Chapter 1. ‘For want of a horse, the rider was lost’: An introduction to Irish Iron Age tack ;
Chapter 2. The Irish Iron Age horse in context: Literature and legend ;
Chapter 3. The Irish Iron Age bridle: Form, function, use-wear, and fit ;
Chapter 4. Decoration, symbolism, and evolution of Irish Iron Age tack ;
Chapter 5. ‘Horses make a landscape look more beautiful’: Distribution, deposition, and landscape ;
Chapter 6. Under the influence: Looking for the regional and cultural origins of Late Iron Age Irish tack ;
Chapter 7. Conclusions and future directions ;
Bibliography ;
Catalogue

About the Author

Rena Maguire studied Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating with a BA Hons. in 2013. She was awarded an MSc in 2014 and a PhD in 2018. She has worked for the Historic Environment Division of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, and currently is a visiting Research Fellow at QUB. She has published extensively on ancient equitation and its associated technology and is an enthusiastic horsewoman.

Reviews

'One of the major contributions of this volume is the exquisitely illustrated catalogue, taking up almost half the book. This book is a valuable contribution to the study of the Irish Late Iron Age and will be essential reading.' – Duncan Berryman (2022): Ulster Archaeological Society newsletter, Spring 2022