Author requests help from the public in writing a book.
Those of you who have been following this blog or have been a recipient of my emails from time to time are aware that I’ve been collecting material for a book on the Irish Bronze Age. For the last number of years I have been collecting, collating and digesting the many hundreds of reports of Bronze Age sites excavated in Ireland. My thanks go to everyone who has allowed to me to read their reports in advance of publication.
Since Christmas I’ve started the work of structuring the book and writing chapter summaries. This is probably the hardest thing for an archaeologist to do as it involves making judgements about what the reader will find useful or interesting. It is very difficult to juggle the details of thousands of sites and artefacts in one’s mind while at the same time imagining what aspects the reader will want to read about. I would like to take the opportunity to appeal to you the reader to give me the benefit of your perspective.
Please tell me what aspects of the Irish Bronze Age you find interesting. What aspects do you have questions about? What aspects need to be clarified? Are there any neglected areas you feel should be discussed. Please let me have your comments on this blog, or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to me at @Cmount1. With your help I hope to be able to write a really interesting book.
Cite this post as:
Mount, C. Ireland in the Bronze Age: Help Wanted. The Charles Mount Blog, January 27, 2012. http://charles-mount.ie/wp/?p=742