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Encounters between Peoples, the proceedings of the 2011 NRA National Archaeology Seminar, was launched by Professor Charlotte Damm, Head of the Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway, on Thursday 23 August at the City Wall Space, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices. Edited by Bernice Kelly, Niall Roycroft and Michael Stanley, Encounters between Peoples contains seven papers by a number of archaeologists and a historian who were invited to address the multifaceted nature of our archaeological heritage and the varied peoples that contributed to its creation. In these proceedings we encounter early prehistoric farming communities in County Wexford, Iron Age assembly and ritual in County Meath and the diverse peoples who inhabited a County Tipperary townland over six millennia. Encounters between Peoples also presents material evidence for interactions between communities of differing religion and ethnicity during the historic period. Whether native or newcomer, however defined, profound cultural, social and economic change affected all the peoples of Ireland.

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