Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Prehistoric site at Harristown Big, Co. Wexford (00E0425)

December, 2009 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 21 of 30 in the Issue 04

Archaeological Excavation Report

Prehistoric site

The site situated at Harristown Big consisted of five fire pits, one heat affected area, nine pits, three stakeholes and three areas where archaeological material accumulated in natural hollows. There was a proliferation of burnt waste and evidence for burning in situ. Two of the pits and a stakehole produced fragments of pottery identified crucibles and a small bowl or stand. Radiocarbon dating indicated that activity at the site was Middle or Late Bronze Age. Specialist analysis of the ceramics has facilitated the interpretation of the site as an area where metalworking was carried out.

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