Ceide Fields Walls

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Ibolya Horvath
by Chris Brooks
published on 08 October 2020
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The Ceide Fields, near Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, on the western coast of Ireland, are recognised as one of the oldest and largest Stone Age farming sites in the world, dating back to c. 3700 BCE. The walls that have been discovered so far, rest under a growing blanket bog covering approximately 5 square miles (12.9 sq. km), and the exact size of the site is still undetermined. The fields cover the remains of hundreds of stone age farms, recognised by the sets of parallel walls, some reaching over a mile (1.6 km) long.

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Brooks, C. (2020, October 08). Ceide Fields Walls. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12871/ceide-fields-walls/

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