ME02791 - CORPORATIONLAND (3rd Division) - Burnt mound

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Situated on a slight rise in a fairly level landscape. Archaeological testing (02E1812) identified two spreads of burnt mound material (Hayden 2006), which were subsequently fully resolved (Hayden 2006a) under a different licence (03E0169). This mound was a thin spread of broken and burnt stone (diam. 5.5m; T < 0.1m) with pits extending over a wider area (dims c. 10m x. c. 8m). A pit (dims 2.75m x 1.7m; max. D 0.7m) at the SE corner of the excavated area had a fill of redeposited subsoil over burnt mound material and silt, and it was cut by two smaller pits, but c. 4m W was a rectangular pit (dims 1.4m x 1.1m; D 0.6m) which cut a second pit (dims 1.6m x 0.8m; max. D 0.7m) that had burnt mound material at the base. Just to the N two pits (dims 1.8m x 1.4m; max. D 0.3m: 1m x 0.65m D 0.5m) were filled with broken and burnt stone, and there were four post-holes in two pairs 1.75m apart at the N edge of the excavated area. One perfect leaf-shaped arrowhead was recovered from the plough-soil. (Hayden 2003, 2003aa, 2-4) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 8 July, 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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CORPORATIONLAND (3rd Division), Meath
53.5636, -6.80209

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