2004:0065 - VOW, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: VOW

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

Author: Norman Crothers, Archaeological Development Services Ltd.

Site type: Burnt mound

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 691462m, N 917176m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.993783, -6.570686

Two spreads of burnt-mound material were uncovered along the topsoil-stack side of the spread for the North-West Gas Pipeline. Hand clearance showed that the two spreads had been covered by redeposited subsoil and were the fills of two features. The larger feature was an oval or subrectangular cut measuring 1.8m by 1.6m by 0.5m deep. The other feature was a subcircular cut measuring 1.4m by 1.3m by 0.25m deep. Both were filled by a black silty clay containing sub-angular stones and a considerable quantity of charcoal. Both features had been sealed by a redeposited tenacious grey-brown clay. Two struck flints were recovered from this field close to the burnt mound.

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