This Neolithic House site, No. 3, is part of Eogan's Phase 3 Decorated Pottery complex: Domestic activity - Zone E (Eogan and Roche 1997, 6, 58), which is between Tombs 1C and 15. This phase, now called Middle Neolithic, is associated with the construction of the tombs and dated to c. 3500-2900 cal. BC (Eogan and Cleary 2017, 41). Neolithic House 3 was recorded as a circular building (diam. 7m) defined by an arc of 21 stake-holes W-N with a hearth located slightly off-centre. It was only partially excavated but a thin layer of habitation material with flint waste flakes and some burnt bones of cattle and pig were present beneath a thin humus. The house post-dates and partially overlies Neolithic House 2. Artefacts from beneath Tomb 15, including a sherd of Carrowkeel ware and some flints are associated with it. (Eogan and Roche 1997, 54-8)
True location: ITM (699636, 773491
Compiled by: Caimin O'Brien
Date of upload: 25 November 2013
Amended: 17 September 2020
See the attached plans:
_1 Cemetery plan from Knowth 1, Fig. 2:1
_2 House plan from Knowth 2, Fig. 8Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.