ME03046 - KNOWTH - Industrial site

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Archaeological excavation (02E0726) revealed there were no burials in the middle enclosure of Site M (ME019-028----) but there was evidence of metalworking at SE in a spread of charcoal enriched soils (D 0.5m) with heat shattered stones and burnt clay fragments over a metalled surface. No furnaces were found but much of the cinders were inorganic in origin. Beneath the cobbled surface were three post-holes, one of which produced a radiocarbon date of 637-769 cal. AD. The combination of burial and metalworking in separate though related parts of the monument suggest it may have been a secular cemetery. (Stout G. & Stout M. 2008, 59) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload; 8 June 2021

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

Monument Details

Address:
KNOWTH, Meath
GPS:
53.7048, -6.48802
SMRS:
ME019-087----
what3words:
confined.force.fatigue

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