The Living Village: Time Slices and Residential Shifts, 1800-1960, Inishark, Ireland
The cultural geography and development of Irish coastal villages before, during and after the famine remains largely unexplored. The evacuation of Inishark in 1960, and the absence of later building and development, provides a unique opportunity to understand the how village organization changed from 1800-1960. Drawing upon historical maps of Inishark from 1816, 1838, 1849, 1898, LiDAR of the village, and archaeological field research, in this presentation we explore the interweaving of human action that created the 19th through 20th century fishing village of Inishark. This paper illustrates local short-term changes in the construction of residential buildings, the organization of the village, and the impact of the national policy on local practices.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Hidden Island Histories: Narratives of Transformation, Emigration and Interaction within 18-20th Century Irish Coastal Communities •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2013
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The Living Village: Time Slices and Residential Shifts, 1800-1960, Inishark, Ireland. Ian Kuijt, Meagan K Conway, Alissa Nauman, Katherine E Shakour, Claire Brown, John O’Neill. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428387)
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