ME02688 - FLEENSTOWN LITTLE - Excavation - miscellaneous

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Situated on a gentle NE-facing slope in a gently undulating landscape. Archaeological testing (03E1355) by D. Bonner identified archaeological features in Area 14 of the N2 Finglas to Ashbourne road and bypass (Bonner and Bartlett 2003) which were completely excavated by C. Murray under the same licence ( 2004:1239). This is a subcircular pit (dims 0.86m NW-SE; 0.74m NE-SW; max. D 0.35m) with vertical sides and a rounded base. It was filled with a mottled grey/orange clay with charcoal flecking and fragments of animal bone, some of which was burnt. It also contained 13 piece of flint debitage, some burnt, including a fragment of a scraper. A fragment of a thumbnail scarper had been found in the original testing. There was a small spread of burnt material (dims 0.75m x 0.55m; T 0.01m) c. 2m to the NW. A sample from the pit produced a C14 date of 2290-2020 cal. BC. (Murray 2008) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 17 December 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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