A Prehistory of Cork: Public Talks by Dr William O’Brien UCC

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A Prehistory of Cork: Public Talks by Dr William O’Brien UCC

Date: Jan-Feb 2019

Place: St Peter's Cork

Tickets: Free of Charge


New Archaeology Lecture Series 

Early last year, Dr William O’Brien designed a series of lectures with colleagues from UCC called the Origins of Cork. Last year’s series were hugely popular, and looked at a broad selection of historic periods in Cork. We loved hosting the events here in St Peter’s and we are delighted that Dr. O’Brien will be returning here in Jan and Feb 2019 to personally deliver six lectures based on life in early Cork.

Join us in January and February for a series of talks offered free to the public by the Department of Archaeology, University College Cork.

A Prehistory of Cork:

Our illustrated lectures will provide a general introduction to the prehistory of Cork and will discuss objects, monuments and landscapes that date from 8000 years of human settlement prior to the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century AD. The aim is to provide an appreciation of the wealth of prehistoric archaeology in the Cork region, and the opportunities that exist for the public to enjoy this shared heritage.

Lecture Schedule:

These one-hour talks will be held at 5.30pm and on the following evenings at St Peters Church, North Main Street:

  • Tues 22nd January: The Age of Stone: early foragers and farmers (8000–2500 BC)
  • Tues 29th January: The Age of Copper: first metalworkers (2500–2000 BC)
  • Tues 5th February: The Age of Bronze: settlement and economy (2000–600 BC)
  • Wed 13th February: Death and religion in the Bronze Age (2000–600 BC)
  • Wed 20th February: Warfare and society in the later Bronze Age (1200–600 BC)
  • Wed 27th February: The Age of Iron: ‘Celts’ and Romans (600 BC–400 AD)
  • The talks will follow the layout of a general book that is available for further reading:

William O’Brien 2012. Iverni: a Prehistory of Cork. Collins Press, Cork.

For a pdf copy of this book, please follow this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/q75fmzids0og4j6/Iverni%20book%20.pdf?dl=0 and download the pdf. Enjoy!



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