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The Living Village: Time Slices and Residential Shifts, 1800-1960, Inishark, Ireland

Author(s): Ian Kuijt ; Meagan K Conway ; Alissa Nauman ; Katherine E Shakour ; Claire Brown ; John O’Neill

Year: 2013

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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.

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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)


Temporal Keywords
18th-20th cent

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 694

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America