This Neolithic House Site, No. 7, is part of Eogan's Phase 3 Decorated Pottery complex: Domestic activity - Zone G, which is situated beneath Tombs 1C and 17. This phase, now called Middle Neolithic, is associated with the building of the tombs and dated to c. 3500-2900 cal. BC (Eogan and Cleary 2017, 41). This is in a layer of habitation material that produced evidence of 8 hearths and 3 houses, and provided 2 radiocarbon dates – 4875 +-150 BP (3990-33350 cal. BC) and 4795 +- 185 BP (3990-3040 cal. BC). House Site No. 7 was located beneath the mound of Tombs 17 and 18, and it consisted of an arc (diam. c. 6m) of 10 stake-holes, with a stone-based hearth that was located off-centre. The zone produced fragments of 6 decorated vessels and flints. (Eogan and Roche 1997, 60-5)
True location: ITM (699662, 773464)
Compiled by: Caimin O'Brien
Date of upload: 25 November 2013
Amended: 17 September 2020
See the attached plans:
_1 Cemetery plan from Knowth 6, Fig. 2:1
_2 House plan from Knowth 2, Fig. 12Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.