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History Chapter 4
The Neolithic Period
|Who were the Neolithic people?
|They were Ireland's first farmers.
|What's another name for the Neolithic period?
|New Stone Age.
|Name a Neolithic site in Ireland.
|Lough Gur, Co. Limerick
|What shape were their houses?
|What were their houses built of?
|Wattle and daub.
|What did they till the land with?
|Mattocks or wooden ploughs.
|Where was the grain gound?
|On a saddle stone.
|Were their houses permanent settlements?
|What were tools and weapons made from?
|Name an important discovery of the time?
|Name three of their burial tombs.
|Court cairns, portal dolmens and passage tombs.
|Name a famous passage tomb in Ireland.