||Pre-Christian Ireland: From the First Settlers to the Early Celts (Ancient Peoples & Places S.)
Tells the story of human settlement in Ireland from its beginnings 10,000 years ago to St Patrick's Christianizing mission in the 5th century AD. This is interwoven with accounts of major excavations at sites such as Carrowmore, Rathgall and Navan Fort.Well presented introductory book. Good photographs and clear, uncomplicated text which is suitable for the lay reader or undergraduate students. There is surprisingly good detail on artefacts and sites for a modest-sized book. The book is not formally referenced, however this is an advantage for a general book since this prevents the lay-reader being put off. Nevertheless, Harbison does attribute findings and there is a good bibliography attached.