ME02518 - BRITTAS - Habitation site

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At the base of the crannog two knolls, c. 3m apart, were utilised during the Mesolithic. The E knoll (diam. 8.5m; H 0.65m above water) was covered in a layer of white mud over stones with activity represented between both knolls by a total of 167 pieces of chert and flint including cores, blades, and Bann flakes. Brushwood layers spreading out from the knolls were probably deliberately laid down. The knolls were covered with lake mud (max. T 0.6m), which contained a few stray items but was largely sterile until a platform was established on the mud in the Early Bronze Age, on which two huts (ME005-088004-; ME005-088006-) were built. (Bradley 1982-3, 12-19; 1991, 7-9; O’Sullivan 1998, 52-3) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 6 September 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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