Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

A burnt mound at Moyveela 1, Co. Galway (E3883)

October, 2010 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 17 of 23 in the Issue 08

Archaeological Excavation Report

Burnt mound

This report constitutes the final excavation report for a burnt mound remnant in the townland of Moyveela, Co. Galway. The site was excavated as part of the archaeological excavation programme in advance of construction for N18 Gort to Oranmore Road scheme. The site was found within the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) area for the scheme during Phase 1 archaeological testing. The site consisted of a burnt mound with associated troughs and pits.

A small, Late Bronze Age, burnt mound was identified consisting of a large sub-rectangular pit which was interpreted as a trough and a smaller roughly oval-shaped pit which may also have been a trough. The large trough had internal stake-holes and pits. A radiocarbon date of 731–406 Cal BC was returned for the site.

Authors: Gerry Mullins & Finn Delaney

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