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Mesolithic flake

Abstract
This paper looks at the Irish Later Mesolithic as comprised of constructed landscapes.This involves looking at how we construct these past landscapes, and also at how the landscape was actively constructed and reconstructed in the Mesolithic. There is a growing body of evidence for various types of constructions in the Later Mesolithic landscape and, using the example of platforms, I will discuss how we can interpret these in terms of personalities, and what the implications of this are. I will then move from the constructions to the constructed spaces in the landscape; using the example of fieldwork carried out on the shores of Lough Allen, I will discuss the taskscapes on the lake and how this fieldwork can lead to a truncated sense of the Mesolithic landscape.

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