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History Chp2

Ancient Ireland

Mount Sandel the site of the oldest settlement discovered so far in Ireland
post-holes holes in the ground where upright post for houses once stood
microlits small pieces of flint
dugout canoes first settlers travelled to Ireland using this
saplings young trees used in the construction of huts
middens small heaps of kitchen waste
scrapers flat stones used to clean animal skin to make clothes
hunter-gatherers hunted fish, birds and wild boar and gathered berries and nuts
Mesolithic middle stone age
Neolithic new stone age
Ceide Fields the site of a neolithic settlement in County Mayo
quern a stone that was used to grind grain
wattle and daub interwoven sticks that are plastered with mud and straw
Megalithic tomb a large burial tomb made from stones
passage grave a burial chamber with a long passageway.
dolmen an ancient burial site consisting of three standing stones with a large capstone placed on top
court cairn a burial chamber with two rooms
cist grave a single grave used during the Bronze Age
sickle a farm implement used to cut crops or grass
lunula half moon shape necklace
fulacht fiadh a water-filled trough used for cooking during the Bronze Age
Created by: cbstullamore