ME02475 - KNOWTH - Excavation - miscellaneous

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Five concentrations of Beaker pottery, part of Eogan’s Phase 5 – Final Neolithic / Beaker complex dating to c. 2500 – c. 2200 BC (Eogan and Cleary 2017, 42) are recorded around Tomb 1C. This is Concentration A, which is just S and SE of Tomb 15 and is associated with shallow pits, post-holes and 2 hearths (Eogan and Roche 1997, 197-203, 223-28). No house plans were discernible but it was a domestic area, although the cremated remains of an adult and child with an almost complete Breaker had been inserted in the passage of Tomb 15 (Eogan 1984, 308-12). Forty six sherds representing about 12 vessels of Bell Beaker form were recorded from the habitation layers. Grooved ware also occurred in this concentration but it is not possible to demonstrate any stratigraphic precedence for either ceramic group. (Eogan 1984, 245-60; 322; Eogan and Roche 1997, 197-206, 223-32) True location: ITM (699655, 773493) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 17 September 2020 See the attached plans: _1 Plan of the Cemetery from Knowth 6, Fig. 2:1 _2 Distribution of sherds from Knowth 2, Fig. 42

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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