Eachtra Journal

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Prehistoric site with enclosure, structures, two ring ditches and associated cist burials at Ballynacarriga, Co. Cork

May, 2011 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 11 of 37 in the Issue 10

Archaeological Excavation Report

Prehistoric site with enclosure, structures, two ring ditches and associated cist burials

The excavation of the site at Ballynacarriga 3 revealed a multi-period site with several phases of activity including an Early Neolithic hearth, some Middle Neolithic pottery (probably  re-deposited),  a  Late  Neolithic  settlement  with  identifiable  structures,  some Beaker pottery, Early Bronze Age burials and associated ring ditches. There was some Iron Age activity, mostly represented by radiocarbon dates. An enclosure that surrounded the Late Neolithic settlement appears to be medieval or later in date, and was probably associated with later field systems.

Authors: John Lehane, Penny Johnston & Debbie Leigh

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