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According to Roseanne Schot, "Tara was a sacred landscape dominated by ceremonial and funerary monuments and was a locus for religious observance and ritual, burial, ceremonies and gatherings over a period of more than 4,000 years." (Schot, Roseanne. "Forging LifeAamid the Dead: Crafting and Kingship at Iron-Age Tara." A Research Miscellany, by Michael Ann Bevivino et al., The Discovery Programme, Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland, 2018, pp. 3–4.)