ME02707 - CASTLEBOY - Pit-burial

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The following description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Date of upload/revision: 10 July 2007 At least eighteen pit burials recovered in excavation of mound of passage-tomb (ME031-033007-) (PPS 1955, 163-73). One contained a crouched inhumation with a necklace of amber, jet and bronze beads. In other burials the predominant rite was cremation (PPS 1955, 164) and grave goods included six Encrusted Urns (PRIA 1973, 555-8) and several Food Vessels were recovered with crouched burials in passage and chamber of the passage-tomb (PPS 1955, 167)

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
CASTLEBOY, Meath
GPS:
53.5796, -6.6116
SMRS:
ME031-033076-
what3words:
corded.mows.squawk

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