ME02766 - CLONCOWAN - Fulacht fia

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The site was excavated ahead of the Gas Pipeline to the West. Located on a steep slope below the crest of a ridge, at the point where marshy pasture becomes bog it consisted oval trough (1.7m diam. 0.74m deep) contained twelve fills. A radiocarbon date of 2290-1920 cal. BC was recovered from the basal fill. Four rectangular and nineteen smaller circular stakeholes were cut into the trough base. a further eight stakeholes and two shallow pits were located to the NW of the trough. A small pit located SE of the trough had a high charcoal content and returned a date of 2290-2020 cal. BC. A rough brushwood layer occurred between the two main layers mound material which was located 2m downslope of the trough (Baker 2007, 320). Compiled by: Christine Baker Date of upload: 16 April 2015

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

Monument Details

Address:
CLONCOWAN, Meath
GPS:
53.4845, -6.86655
SMRS:
ME042-029----
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disconcertingly.renewables.diving

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