ME02082 - NEWTOWN,PETERSTOWN (Navan Upper By., Newtownclonbun Par.) - Burial

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Situated on a slight gravel ridge. Archaeological testing (97E0389) of a road improvement scheme uncovered the inhumed remains of three males and one female aligned W-E. One burial produced a C14 date of 1694 +-37 BP (Cal. AD 414-532). Further testing during 1998 recovered another inhumation 75m to the SE. A single male, aged 17-25, was lying supine W-E in a grave-cut (dis 1.38m E-W; 0.52m N-S; D 0.28-0.36m) c. 1m below present ground level. It produced a C14 date of 446+-46 (Cal. AD 1425-1461) demonstrating that it was unconnected with the earlier burials (Murphy 1998, 2000). Further testing (04E0622) by D. Noonan c. 100m to the NE at the nearest point produced no related material (excavatioins.ie 2004:1352), and testing (18E0631) by I. Russell c. 40m S of the main concentration produced no further inhumations (excavations.ie 2018:721). Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 22 October, 2018 Amended: 29 January 2021, 29 April 2021

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

Monument Details

Address:
NEWTOWN,PETERSTOWN (Navan Upper By., Newtownclonbun Par.), Meath
GPS:
53.5611, -6.76882
SMRS:
ME036-054----
what3words:
bedridden.dragged.exaggerate

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