Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Neolithic pit and Bronze Age Fulacht Fiadh at Fermoy, Co. Cork (05E0078)

July, 2010 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 16 of 21 in the Issue 06

Archaeological Excavation Report

Neolithic pit and Bronze Age Fulacht Fiadh

A small group of two pits dating to the Middle Neolithic and a burnt mound where hot stone technology was used was identified at Fermoy. This burnt mound technology could have been utilised in a variety of processes from cooking and bathing to fulling, felting, boat building and many other industrial processes. The challenge of these sites is to determine which activity took place on each or indeed whether they were multifunctional. It can be suggested that the site was used for the manufacture of cloth by the processes of fulling or dying.

Author: Fiona O’Reilly

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