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Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area, Co. Cork

William O"Brien

Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area, Co. Cork

by William O"Brien

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Published by Royal Irish Academy in Dublin (Ireland) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bronze Age -- Ireland -- Cork (County),
  • Copper mines and mining -- Ireland -- Cork (County),
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ireland -- County Cork.,
  • Mines and mineral resources, Prehistoric -- Ireland -- Cork (County),
  • Cork (Ireland : County) -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-59)

    Statementby William O"Brien.
    SeriesProceedings of the Royal Irish Academy -- vol. 103, no.2
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp.[13]-59:
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20744991M

    O'Brien W. THE BRONZE AGE COPPER MINES OF THE GOLEEN AREA,CO. CORK. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. C, No. 2, 13– O'Brien W. ROSS ISLAND: Mining, Metal and Society in Early Ireland. Galway:Department of Archaeology, National University of Ireland. Bronze Age Studies 6. Pinkin J.   Paddy O’Sullivan (Bandon) has spent the past 20 years researching “The Abandoned Copper Mines of West Cork”. He has personally descended into some of these mine shafts, compiling a wonderful presentation which includes never-before-seen photographs. Some of these mines date from as early as the Bronze Age.

    Get this from a library! Bronze age copper mining in Britain and Ireland. [William O'Brien] -- "The knowledge of metallurgy, first developed in the Near East, spread to most parts of Europe by BC. The birth of this new technology coincided with a pivotal moment in the human story, a time. » Local History Rich remains span the centuries, from the Neolithic period portal dolmen tomb on the Schull/Goleen road, down through the Bronze Age, represented by the Altar Tomb, a wedge type, and by the famous Mount Gabriel copper mines on the south east slopes of the mountain.

      Charcoal analysis was carried out as part of an interdisciplinary project focusing on the copper mining history of the former mining area of Schwaz and Brixlegg, a region pivotal as a copper source in prehistoric Europe. The goal was to use remains of carbonised wood to investigate environmental implications of prehistoric mining, as well as to gain new insight about the ancient mining Cited by: Bronze age copper mining in Britain and Ireland by William O'Brien (Book) 8 editions published Recent research has uncovered several locations where bronze age copper mines have survived the destructive reworking of recent centuries. This book examines the distribution of these sites and their geological background.


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Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area, Co. Cork by William O"Brien Download PDF EPUB FB2

Social relations. This paper considers a group of Bronze Age copper mines in the Goleen area of the Mizen peninsula, Co. Cork.

These sites date to the early second millennium BC, and are part of a distribution of Mount Gabriel-type mines in the west Cork area.

Introduction The Cork and Kerry area has long been recognised as an important metal source. Download Citation | The Bronze Age Copper Mines of the Goleen Area, Co. Cork | The availability of raw material was an important factor in the increasing use of metal in Early Bronze Age Ireland. This paper considers a group of Bronze Age copper mines in the Goleen area of the Mizen peninsula, Co.

Cork. These sites date to the early second millennium BC, and are part of a distribution of Mount Gabriel–type mines in the west Cork : O'brien, William.

'The Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area, Co. Cork' William O'Brien; () 'The Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area, Co. Cork'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, c () 'Lead isotopes and metal circulation in Beaker/Early Bronze Age Ireland'. One of the earliest copper mines in Western Europe is Ross Island, in Lough Leane, Killarney, Co.

Kerry. Over thirty copper mines were located at Mount Gabriel in Co. Cork. Copper ores were mined and smelted before being cast into tools, weapons and ornaments.

The ores were mined using a technique known as fire setting. Artifacts from the Bronze Age continue to be discovered by archeologists all over Europe and the Near East, but what is rarely Co.

Cork book is where the massive amount of copper required to make all those artifacts came from, considering the known small-scale copper mines in England, continental Europe, and the Near East cannot account for it all.

In the video lecture below, Dr. Fell Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area how some of the copper necessary to make the tools of the Bronze Age in Europe could indeed have come from mines in North America: In this meeting, I’d like to talk about my book, Bronze Age America.

It deals with the voyage made by a Scandinavian king, we think, about.1, years before Christ. Allihies Copper Mine Museum is housed in the old Methodist church, in Allihies County Cork, which served the Cornish miners who were drafted in to work the mines in the ’s.

The history of copper mining in the Allihies region began in the Bronze Age and ended in the twentieth century.

Robert holding a recently cast bronze bell, while Finola tries out an adze. It’s very appropriate that we should be looking at Bronze Age metalwork in our own corner of West Cork as we are in the shadow of Mount Gabriel, site of substantial copper mine workings probably dating from some three and a half thousand years ago.A number of Bronze Age mines have been found on the Mizen.

Bronze Age Boy My name is Derw, which means Oak and at the moment I’m living in a small round hut with a roof made of reeds very close to the copper mine where all of my family work. We are lucky that there are farms nearby that can provide us with food.

My File Size: 42KB. Buy The Bronze Age Copper Mines of the Goleen Area, Co. Cork (Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy) by William O'Brien (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : William O'Brien. The first major copper mine in the British Isles emerged at Ross Island, in southwest Ireland, around 4, years ago. Far longer ago than the nineteenth century, West Cork was being worked for copper ore.

On the steep sides of our local Mount Gabriel there is evidence of copper mining dating back years to the Bronze Age. Towering above one end of the town is a metre high limestone headland called Great Orme. On the summit is a tourist shop, cafeteria, visitors’ centre, play areas for children and the largest Bronze Age copper mine in the world.

Llandudno promenade Great Orme towers metres above the sea at. The Bronze Age copper mines of the Goleen area, Co. Cork William O'Brien Not In Library. Barryscourt Castle Judith Monk Not In Library.Barryscourt Castle (Ireland), Book, British, Bronze age, Cold War, Copper mines and mining, Crime, Description and travel, Domestic.

This is a good, short overview of the major copper mining sites for the Bronze Age, (with fascinating info on the potential yields of such mines considering the mining methods used) and the history of copper mine archaeology itself, but very little else - no attempt is really made to discuss the context such mining would have taken place in, and to be honest, it probably would have been beyond /5(2).

Some of the earliest evidence of mining comes from the Bronze Age (1, BC) copper mines at Mount Gabriel in Co. Cork. Around twenty six mines were in use on Mt Gabriel during the Bronze Age, the total amount of ore mined being in the region of tonnes.

Europe’s economy between and BC stood and fell with copper, used for the creation of bronze. At the same time, large quantities of copper were mined in America, though no-one seems to know who was using it.

A question of a world economy, and supply and demand. by Philip Coppens The Bronze Age is a period in Western European history typified by the usage of bronze.

The Bronze Age. The copper itself was mined. At Mount Gabriel, county Cork, lies one of the few Bronze Age mines known anywhere in Europe, other than Austria.

Dating from between BC and BC, it consists of 25 shallow mine shafts extending about 5 to 10 metres into the slope.

Berehaven Copper Mines, Allihies,Eire by Robert Alan Williams. Northern Mine Research Society, Soft cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine copy. No inscriptions. Allihies Copper Mines. Inlife in Allihies changed dramatically when a rich copper deposit was discovered in the area.

The biggest copper mining enterprise in Ireland was then established by the Puxley family and this brought the Industrial Revolution to this remote corner of Ireland. Prehistoric Copper Mining and Metallurgical Expertise in Ireland, Povoamento e exploração dos recursos mineiros na europa atlântica occidental, Braga p O’Brien, W, Bronze Age Copper Mining in Europe: Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age, Oxford, p Gibson, C, Out of the flow and ebb of the European Bronze Age: heroes.Estimates of the scale of copper mining during the Bronze Age indicate that ore equivalent to some tonnes of copper metal was mined.

That seems to me a very large amount of copper. The ore has to be smelted before producing copper, and this leaves a lot of the ore as a waste product.