2004:0062 - RATHKEEL, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: RATHKEEL

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/03/140

Author: Norman Crothers, Archaeological Development Services Ltd.

Site type: Pit and Linear earthwork

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 717483m, N 903733m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.867602, -6.169746

This field was advance stripped ahead of the North-West Gas Pipeline to investigate a possible linear ditch, adjacent to a large rath (SMR 33:27), revealed during trial-trenching. The possible ditch proved to be a modern plough furrow but several archaeological features—four pits and a linear ditch—were uncovered elsewhere in the field. A single sherd of post-medieval pottery was recovered from the fill of the ditch. No finds were recovered from any of the other features.

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