1980-84:00123 - Timolin, Kildare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kildare Site name: Timolin

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number:

Author: R. O Floinn, NMI

Site type: Cist burial

ITM: E 679634m, N 693735m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.988428, -6.813949

Deep ploughing dislodged a large capstone measuring 1.60m x 1.15m revealing a short rectangular cist. The sides consisted of single slabs, the cist measuring 0.75m x 0.35m internally with its long axis running NW/SE. The floor of the cist was paved. It contained the disarticulated, unburnt remains of a single adult male. Some of the long bones were stacked towards one side of the cist, their long axes parallel to that of the cist. The burial was accompanied by two Food Vessels, one of Bowl type placed mouth upwards in one corner, the other – of Vase type – was disturbed in antiquity and consisted of sherds of the rim.

The capstone of a second cist lay some 10m to the east. This was excavated in 1982 (see No. 124).