2004:0219 - CLASHANIMUD, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: CLASHANIMUD

Sites and Monuments Record No.: CO096-034 Licence number: 04E1038

Author: William O'Brien

Site type: Hillfort

Period/Dating: Bronze Age (2200 BC-801 BC)

ITM: E 552196m, N 561386m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.802698, -8.693146

Sample excavation was carried out in August 2004 at a large bivallate hillfort in the Crossbarry area of mid-Cork. The inner enclosure, consisting of a bank and external ditch, was trenched, as was an adjacent radial field bank. There were artefact finds. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal samples from the bank and ditch indicate that the inner enclosure at this hillfort was built around 1300–1100 BC. Excavation of the northern side of the inner enclosure was also carried out. A series of surface hollows in that area were confirmed to have derived from quarrying activity in the modern era. Test-pit sampling of geophysical survey anomalies in this part of the site proved inconclusive. It is planned to carry out further research excavation at this site in coming years.

Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway.