2004:0216 - GORTNAHOMNA BEG/LISMALAGHLIN, CASTLEMARTYR, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: GORTNAHOMNA BEG/LISMALAGHLIN, CASTLEMARTYR

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0644

Author: Sheila Lane, AE House, Monahan Road, Cork.

Site type: Roasting pits

ITM: E 596144m, N 573300m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.911825, -8.056046

In the course of monitoring in March 2004, four features of archaeological interest were excavated. Feature 1 was a lime-burning pit (c. 3m in diam. by c. 0.6m deep), Feature 2 was an irregular pit, c. 0.4m deep, containing charcoal and some Neolithic pottery. Feature 3 was a roughly rectangular-shaped area of charcoal (1.1m by 1.85m and 0.14m deep), possibly a result of in situ burning. Feature 4 was modern. Deep ploughing in the area is likely to have truncated the upper levels of the features exposed and any other associated features.