Environment Minister Edwin Poots has launched a new book titled 'Battles, boats and bones'. The publication by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) uncovers forgotten stories and unknown facts that will appeal to young and old alike and gives an in-depth and unique understanding of Northern Ireland's heritage which is for everyone to enjoy. Mr. Poots was joined by Angela Beggs and Philip Simpson Educators from the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum (in period costume) and the Editors, Emily Murray from QUB and Paul Logue from NIEA.
ENVIRONMENT Minister and Lagan Valley MIA Edwin Poots has launched a new book about what life was like in Northern Ireland over the last 6,000 years.
The publication by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) of, Battles, Boats & Bones - Archaeological Discoveries in Northern Ireland 1987-2008, uncovers forgotten stories and unknown facts that will appeal to young and old alike.
"The book's six chapters highlight some of the unknown stories of our past and give an in-depth and unique understanding of Northern Ireland's heritage which is for everyone to enjoy'" said Mr. Poots.
"With themes varying from homes to waterways, technology to industry, conflicts to deaths, it contains many interesting details of our ancestors' lives stretching back as far as the Early Neolithic period, which everyone will find fascinating.
"Readers can enjoy stories such as those of the largest Bronze Age village in Ireland, the oldest tidal-powered mill in the world, how the bricks that built Belfast were made and past evidence for terrible diseases such as leprosy."
'Battles, Boats and Bones' publicises new information about special aspects of the lives of our predecessors and archaeological heritage which have concealed important relics and everyday remnants of our ancestors for many years.
The book has been complied from articles written by many contributors and is edited by Emily Murray of the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at QUB and Paul Logue of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
It is available to buy now from TSO Ireland at a cost of £10.