Recent Discoveries from Carrowkeel and the Passage Tombs of County Sligo
Pádraig Meehan and Robert Hensey have been researching Sligo passage tombs for twenty years. They discuss significant new discoveries regarding the origins of communities that constructed these sites, including remarkable new evidence from ancient DNA, that highlight what we can say about the outlines of these people’s lives, their societal structures, as well as startling new evidence regarding their mortuary rituals. Finally, difficulties – worsening weather conditions, diseases and the coming of new populations to this island – are considered, and how those changes may have left an imprint on the monuments of the people at Carrowkeel and across the north-west of Ireland.
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