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first factory production line in eire

5500bc Rathlin island finds included a huge haul of flint tools polished axe heads pottery a bronze finger ring and lignite jewellery the survey has bolstered recent archaeological findings that rathlins human habitation dates to the Mesolithic period around 5500bc which is at least 1000 years earlier than previously thought  Porcellanite is a very dense form of recystallised basalt that occurs in the only two places in eire one is at brockley on rathlin porcellanite axes were among the most effective and valued of Neolithic tools and were traded widely throughout eire and great Britain and brockley a cluster of houses within the townland of ballygill middle on rathlin island county antrim features a Neolithic stone axe factory featuring the same porcellanite stone  the sources of porcellanite group ix

Research by the irish stone axe project cooney and mandal 1998 has revealed that this stone was used from over half of all the circa 22,000 axeheads found in eire 18000 stone axes gaelic provenance 7294 porcellanite 4000 scottish axes alba provenance 2200 wales axes cumbria provenance 20 porcellanite cumbria South cumbria to lambay 3 axes   Cornish axes to eire 14 rathlin ballynoe is several miles from the source of the porcellanite indicating that the stone was transported to other sites on the island for preparation porcellanite polished axe head fragment      most of the earliest archaeological findings on rathlin suggest that the island was first inhabited during the Neolithic period the new stone age 4000 to 2500 bc large numbers of flint tools and porcellanite axe heads have been recovered indicating that the islands natural resources were fully exploited by its first inhabitants       an archaeological dig at shandragh knockans south in 1994 uncovered large quantities of late Neolithic and bronze age artefacts including worked flint porcellanite and pottery due to the large quantity of material found it seems likely that shandragh was the site of an industrial production facility the prescence of pitchstone from the isle of arran in the firth of clyde indicates that even at this early stage the island had established links with Scotland   Porcellanite is a very dense form of recystallised basalt that occurs in the only two places in eire, the other is on the mainland at tievebulliagh near cushendall porcellanite axes were among the most effective and valued of Neolithic tools and were traded widely throughout eire and great Britain  and tievebulliagh mountain near cushendall features a Neolithic stone axe factory  

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  • This would be much easier to read if there was punctuation. I would be happy to help however I'm not familiar enough to know the counties and cities referred to. Thanks.

    Prairiegirl

    Tuesday 6th November 2018 08:18AM
  • This would be much easier to read if there was punctuation.    of course prairiegirl it would but i am dealing with 6ooo years of gaelic history in a langusge not english nor irish nor gaelic its an old old time 6000 years ago so you have to decipher the language once you have a time line and a location you then have to interpret it and there are no punctuation marks to assist you you are in the landscape of eire in the times of the aulden gaelic ones of eire  read the lines and make up your mind no matter how difficult you find it its going to be the same to rediscover your ancient galeic heritage as hard and as difficult nothing is easy in life unless you want it to be a doodle you will have to work at it all the time   

    I would be happy to help thanks for your willingness to assist prairiegirl 

    however I'm not familiar enough to know the counties well now who does know all the counties in all the countries of the world  and who has visited them all  

    and cities referred to. and who knows all the cities referred to so as i have not visited these places myself and have to conjure up their locations in my mind as they are only names on a page unless of course you believe in what you are reading as a previous deep time in gaelic history then the story is in the telling and the minds eye and not in the words on the page or the locations in the landscape  

    Thanks  but if you do visit do relate back to me what you do discover   and so to begin your project ill split the lines prairiegirl  for u alone now show me what you want me to do in a couple of the lines below     .

    5500bc Rathlin island finds included a huge haul of flint tools polished axe heads pottery a bronze finger ring and lignite jewellery

    the survey has bolstered recent archaeological findings that rathlins human habitation dates to the Mesolithic period around 5500bc which is at least 1000 years earlier than previously thought 

    Porcellanite is a very dense form of recystallised basalt that occurs in the only two places in eire one is at brockley on rathlin porcellanite axes were among the most effective and valued of Neolithic tools and were traded widely throughout eire and great Britain

    and brockley a cluster of houses within the townland of ballygill middle on rathlin island county antrim features a Neolithic stone axe factory featuring the same porcellanite stone 

    the sources of porcellanite group ix

    Research by the irish stone axe project cooney and mandal 1998 has revealed that this stone was used from over half of all the circa 22,000 axeheads found in eire 

    18000 stone axes gaelic provenance 

    7294 porcellanite 

    4000 scottish axes alba provenance 

    2200 wales axes cumbria provenance 

    20 porcellanite cumbria South cumbria to lambay 3 axes   

    Cornish axes to eire 14 rathlin

    ballynoe is several miles from the source of the porcellanite indicating that the stone was transported to other sites on the island for preparation

    porcellanite polished axe head fragment     

    most of the earliest archaeological findings on rathlin suggest that the island was first inhabited during the Neolithic period the new stone age 4000 to 2500 bc

    large numbers of flint tools and porcellanite axe heads have been recovered indicating that the islands natural resources were fully exploited by its first inhabitants       

    an archaeological dig at shandragh knockans south in 1994 uncovered large quantities of late Neolithic and bronze age artefacts including worked flint porcellanite and pottery

    due to the large quantity of material found it seems likely that shandragh was the site of an industrial production facility

    the prescence of pitchstone from the isle of arran in the firth of clyde indicates that even at this early stage the island had established links with Scotland   

    Porcellanite is a very dense form of recystallised basalt that occurs in the only two places in eire, the other is on the mainland at tievebulliagh near cushendall

    porcellanite axes were among the most effective and valued of Neolithic tools and were traded widely throughout eire and great Britain  and tievebulliagh mountain near cushendall features a Neolithic stone axe factory  

    liam hua duinn

    Tuesday 6th November 2018 09:33AM
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