Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

A Fulacht Fiadh and a Pit at Ballinglanna North, Co. Cork

May, 2011 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 8 of 37 in the Issue 10

Archaeological Excavation Report

Fulacht Fiadh and Pit

The site at Ballinglanna North 6 was divided into two areas. An early Mesolithic flint blade  (E3972:1:1)  was  recovered  from  the  topsoil.  Area  1  comprised  a  burnt  mound/fulacht fiadh that extended beyond the limit of the excavation to the west. The mound overlay a trough that had been re-cut. An Early Bronze Age date was returned for the mound. Area 2 was located 65 m to the north of Area 1. A pit was located on the northern edge of the area of excavation and extended beyond the baulk. A flint blade (E3972:21:2), dating to the first half of the Neolithic and a fragment of a quern stone (E3972:21:1) were recovered from the fill of the pit. Two hearths and associated stake-holes and two pits dating to the early modern period were also excavated in Area 2. An early modern date was returned for one of the hearths. The entire area of excavation was truncated by land drains, furrows and field ditches.

Authors: John Tierney

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