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Mayo Historical & Archaeological Society
23, Oct 2017 - 20:29
Mayo Historical & Archaeological Society in association with the Heritage Dept. GMIT.
The first of this season's series of lectures takes place on Wednesday, October 25th at 8 pm., in the GMIT Campus, Castlebar.
Portal Tombs - What, Where and Why.
Speaker: Dr.Phyllis Mercer.
Dr. Mercer studied archaeology in NUI Galway in 2006 and was awarded a PhD degree in 2015. Her doctoral thesis has been published by BAR (British Archaeological Records).
Portal tombs are the least studied and understood of the great Irish Neolithic megalithic monuments. A recent study examined aspects of their construction and usage, preferred site locations, and their defined morphology and suggests possible reasons for the construction of these wonderful monuments.
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