2003:1250 - DUFFSFARM, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: DUFFSFARM

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0162

Author: Annette Quinn, Archaeological Services Unit

Site type: Pit

Period/Dating: Prehistoric (12700 BC-AD 400)

ITM: E 714431m, N 780363m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.760297, -6.264533

A circular pit measuring 0.92m in diameter with a dark-brown charcoal-enriched fill was uncovered during topsoil-stripping associated with the Termonfeckin/Baltray Sewerage Scheme in February 2003. It was discovered c. 45m from a possible settlement site (No. 1251, Excavations 2003, 03E0273) and may be associated with it. A sherd of undiagnostic prehistoric pottery and a quantity of burnt bone (possibly human) were recovered from it.

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