H 276 x W 203 mm
28 figures, 15 tables, 15 plates (colour throughout)
Published Mar 2024
This book explores the living conditions and environments as experienced by early medieval people in Ireland, touching upon a wide range of environmental, architectural, artefactual and historical datasets from significant archaeological excavations of settlement sites across Ireland and Northern Europe.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Viking Dublin and the Fishamble Street Excavations in context
Chapter 3: Methods of this study
Chapter 4: Insect analyses through time
Chapter 5: Reconstructing living conditions in the houses, plots, streets, and surrounds of Viking Dublin
Chapter 6: Conclusions: Thinking about dirt and hygiene in early medieval societies in Ireland and beyond
Eileen Reilly completed her BA in Archaeology and Geography at University College Dublin, followed by a MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy at Sheffield University. She then completed a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management, University College Dublin, and in 2008 she was awarded a PhD from the Botany Department, Trinity College, Dublin. In 2015 Eileen finished a Government of Ireland Post Doctoral Research position a University College Dublin. Her research was titled 'Dirt, dwellings and culture: reconstructing living conditions in early medieval Ireland and northwestern Europe AD 600-1000' and forms the basis of this book.