From Stone To Stone: Part Six - Where the Hillside Men Have Sown

From Stone To Stone: Part Six - Where the Hillside Men Have Sown

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Antrim Plateau, Glens of Antrim, Queen's University of Belfast




Transmission 08/06/1987


22min 10sec







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Peter Woodman presents this archaeological Series that traces 10,000 years in the life of an Antrim Glen. This episode examines the uses made by former societies of the mountains on the edge of the Antrim plateau.

The viewer is reminded of the differences in the ways in which the Glens are currently utilised and how our ancestors used them. In fact, recent work in Ireland and Britains show that, in certain respects, past communities used the Antrim plateau better and more efficiently than we do today.

There have been recent discoveries of Neolithic camps close to this area, which date back 5000 years. Barry Hartwell (Queens University Belfast) assists Woodman in investigating this environmenr However, despite the clear weather conditions and the land having been cleared of trees long ago, to fully understand the aged wall patterns, aerial photograghy is needed.

Dr. Alison Wilson then shows Woodman around the current excavation site, where many pieces of flint have been found. This, together with the placement of the flint, allows a rough date to be estimated. 


A UTV production

Introduced and Written by Prof. Peter Woodman (University College Cork)

Camera: David Scott

Location Sound: Jim McGirr 

Post Production Sound: Colin Somerville

Video Editor: Joe Lyttle 

Post Production Editor: Philip White

Graphic Design: Michael Williams

Production Assistant: Patsy Richards 

Produced by Andrew Crockart



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