2004:0074 - KILNASAGGART INSCRIBED PILLAR STONE, Kilnasaggart, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: KILNASAGGART INSCRIBED PILLAR STONE, Kilnasaggart

Sites and Monuments Record No.: ARM032-006 Licence number: AE/04/141

Author: Nicholas Beer, School of Archaeology and Palaeoecology

Site type: Burial ground

Period/Dating: Early Medieval (AD 400-AD 1099)

ITM: E 706108m, N 814908m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.072363, -6.378724

Monitoring took place of an excavation to erect a tourist information board 8m to the south of the inscribed pillar stone. At a depth of 0.55m a single fragment of human skull was discovered. It is probable that the find is a disarticulated fragment from an Early Christian burial similar to those discovered during excavations at the site in 1966 and 1968 (Hamlin 1976, 519-22).

Hamlin, A. 1976 The archaeology of Early Christianity in the North of Ireland. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis (three volumes), Queen's University, Belfast.

Queen's University Belfast