2003:1793 - NENAGH: Tipperary NR Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: NENAGH: Tipperary NR Civic Offices, Limerick Road

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0416

Author: Robert O'Hara, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd.

Site type: Cremation pit

Period/Dating: Bronze Age (2200 BC-801 BC)

ITM: E 585990m, N 679101m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.862640, -8.208044

Monitoring was carried out in advance of construction of the new Tipperary NR Civic Offices. Prior to development, the greenfield site was traversed by a number of shallow drains. Topsoil deposits were, on average, 0.5m thick and contained a number of modern ceramics as well as general urban rubbish. The subsoil was yellow/brown clay with frequent small to large pebbles and boulders. Monitoring revealed four Later Bronze Age cremation pits. There was no surface indication of the burials, which remained as either cuts into subsoil or deposits within natural voids. The features were subsequently excavated (see No. 1794, Excavations 2003, 03E1295).

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