At the crossroads: the historical archaeology of Rathlin Island

Wes Forsythe, Rosemary McConkey

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Abstract

Rathlin Island lies between the coasts of Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland and Kintyre, western Scotland, at the northern entrance to the Irish Sea. Its geographical location has resulted in it being the most Scottish of Irish islands, through socio-political, linguistic and material influences. This chapter introduces recent archaeological survey work on Rathlin, with a particular focus on the maritime landscape. It explores aspects of cultural interaction with Scotland and Ireland from the early medieval period to the 19th century, including the kelp industry and smuggling.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationScottish Odysseys: The Archaeology of Islands
EditorsGordon Noble, Tessa Poller, John Raven, Lucy Verrill
Pages132-149
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008

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Historical Archaeology
Scotland
Industry
Archaeological Survey
Northern Ireland
Cultural Interaction
Ireland
Coast
Smuggling
Political Linguistics
Early Medieval Period

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Forsythe, W., & McConkey, R. (2008). At the crossroads: the historical archaeology of Rathlin Island. In G. Noble, T. Poller, J. Raven, & L. Verrill (Eds.), Scottish Odysseys: The Archaeology of Islands (pp. 132-149)
Forsythe, Wes ; McConkey, Rosemary. / At the crossroads: the historical archaeology of Rathlin Island. Scottish Odysseys: The Archaeology of Islands. editor / Gordon Noble ; Tessa Poller ; John Raven ; Lucy Verrill. 2008. pp. 132-149
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