ME00944 - MONKNEWTOWN - Barrow - ditch barrow

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Situated in the SW part of the interior of the henge (ME019-016001-) and just NE of the hut site (ME019-016002-). Archaeological excavation (E000090) recorded a circular area (int. diam. 4.5m) defined by a continuous ditch (Wth of top 1-1.1m; Wth of base 0.5-0.6m; max. D 1m), the base of which was lined with cobbles. The cobbles had been removed at NE where there was a hearth, and a sherd of Beaker pottery was found at the base of the ditch. At the centre of the enclosed area a pit (diam. 0.5m; D 0.3m) had a fragile flat-based pot resting on a slab and one sherd of another finer ware but human remains did not survive. (Sweetman 1971, 139-40; 1976, 35-37) Compiled by: Michael Moore 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. Date of upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 28 January 2021

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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