2003:1251 - Duffsfarm, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Duffsfarm

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0273

Author: Annette Quinn, Archaeological Services Unit, University College Cork.

Site type: Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age settlement

ITM: E 714431m, N 780363m

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

A number of features, consisting of post-holes, stake-holes and pits, were revealed during topsoil-stripping associated with the Termonfeckin/Baltray Sewerage Scheme in February 2003. The site was located in a greenfield site just outside the zone of archaeological potential for the shrunken medieval village of Termonfeckin (SMR 22:41). A possible house site and a number of associated cut features were uncovered. A number of deep pits containing large quantities of prehistoric pottery sherds as well as animal bone were also uncovered. These are likely to have functioned as refuse pits or dumps. An initial examination of the pottery sherds and flints would suggest that the site dates to the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age period.