ME02870 - MULPHEDDER - Burial ground

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Situated on a level landscape with the canalised NW-SE Clonard stream c. 150m to the NE. Ploughing during 2007 in the vicinity of ringwork castle (ME047-005----) exposed fragmented human remains in a concentrated area (diam. c. 19m) defined by a band of brown clay exposed by the ploughing (SMR file). The burials were close to the surface and appear to have been laid W-E with the heads at the W. From an initial examination of the dentition by Laureen Buckley they appear to lack caries and are probably medieval in date. At least ten individuals, adults and juveniles are represented. Two inhumations at different levels had come to light during 1951 in the course of roadworks at Mulphedder (Cahill and Sikora 2011, vol. 2, 504, 7.160). The exact location of these is not known, although they may have been related to the burial ground. The lower was aligned W-E with the head at W and the upper was oriented N-S with the head at N. Compiled by: Geraldine Stout Date of upload: 13 March 2013 Amended: 13 August 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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