ME00409 - BALLINVALLY - Cist

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A subrectangular or wedge-shaped cist (dims 0.6m x 0.45m; D 0.4m) was uncovered during 1935 (Raftery 2011) and contained the cremated remains of an adult and a Vase Food Vessel (Waddell 1970, 126) that is regarded as an anomalous type (Ó Ríordáin and Waddell 1993, 284). The underside of the capstone (dims 1.25m x. 0.9m; T 0.1m) has a double concentric circle and three motifs of triple concentric circles. The design is lightly picked, and the stone is now in NMI (1935: 542). (MacWhite 1946, 72, 80; Shee 1972, 228-9; Shee Twohig 2001, 117-18; Shee Twohig et al. 2010, 21; Eogan 2011, 8-9, No. 15) The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 3 March, 2017

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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