2003:1856 - Adamstown 4, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Adamstown 4

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1325

Author: Ian Russell, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: Pits

ITM: E 652803m, N 610203m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.241025, -7.226850

This site was exposed during monitoring of the realigned Bord Gáis pipeline by J. Dempsey (No. 1857 below, 03E1064). It contained a large oval-shaped pit measuring 1.5m by 1.8m which had been filled with a mid-brown sandy clay. A second, smaller, oval-shaped pit, 0.7m by 0.65m, was also exposed 0.5m to the east. It had been filled with a black clay containing moderate inclusions of small round stone. Possible hammer and anvil stones were recovered from the fill. Five small stake-holes were also exposed c. 1m to the west of the large pit. They varied from 0.05 to 0.14m in diameter and were filled with a black clay containing much charcoal. The three ditches exposed during the monitoring were identified as field boundaries and all other features were identified as being natural in origin.