BCRC Winter Fireside Talks – 1) The prehistory of the Causeway Coast and Glens

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BCRC Winter Fireside Talks – 1) The prehistory of the Causeway Coast and Glens

Project Attributes

Project:

COVID-19Fireside Talks

Owner:

CCGBC Museum Services

Date:

12th January 2021


The Winter Fireside Talks were a series of online presentations and discussions hosted by Building Communities Resource Centre (BCRC) in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services in January and February 2021.

Talk 1 – The prehistory of the Causeway Coast and Glens – explored key early stories of our area, from the earliest known settlement in Ireland at Mountsandel (dating back nearly 10,000 years to the Mesolithic period), through the arrival of Neolithic farmers and the agricultural revolution, to the events of the Early Bronze Age, finishing with a brief discussion of the site of Corrstown, the largest known Middle Bronze Age site in Ireland or Britain.

Anyone wishing to access the articles mentioned in the talk that discuss DNA evidence for early migrations to Ireland  can find them through the links below:

Cassidy et al. (2016) “Neolithic and Bronze Age migration to Ireland and establishment of the insular Atlantic genome,” PNAS https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/113/2/368.full.pdf

Brace et al. (2018 preprint) “Population replacement in early Neolithic Britain,” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324823217_Population_Replacement_in_Early_Neolithic_Britain