The authors examine Irish prehistory from the economic, sociological and artistic viewpoints enabling the reader to comprehend the vast amount of archaeological work accomplished in Ireland over the last twenty years.
`There is much of profit to be gained from this account of Ireland's prehistory. It should meet a widely felt need.' - Times Literary Supplement
`Stimulating book ... scholarly and informative ... it will enable the ordinary reader as well as the student to comprehend the vast amount of archaeological work that has been accomplished in Ireland over the last twenty-five years.' - Irish Press
`All students of Irish archaeology will need this book, and all Irish libraries will need, not just copies, but spare copies.' - Irish Times
`This detailed and wide-ranging work is the starting place for research into Irish prehistory.' - National Museum of Ireland