Riches of Clare Exhibition - Earth

...to collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.



Perforated Mace Head

This example comes from Raheen, Tuamgraney, County Clare, and dates from the Mesolithic. The earliest evidence of humans living in Ireland comes to us from Mount Sandel, Co Derry. Here archaeologists found postholes from huts, built by Mesolithic people, and also evidence of the food they hunted and gathered including animal bones of hare, wild boar, birds, fish and burnt hazel nut shells. As of yet, there has been no similar Mesolithic site found in Clare.

Ref: 1966:149

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Mount Sandel: An Early Mesolithic Site in Ireland

Perforated  Mace Head 1966:149
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