2004:0449 - GRANGE: Baldoyle (Site 3:2), Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: GRANGE: Baldoyle (Site 3:2)

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0349

Author: Stuart D. Elder, The Archaeology Company

Site type: Cremation pit

Period/Dating: Prehistoric (12700 BC-AD 400)

ITM: E 724541m, N 740358m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.398671, -6.127252

This site was found during testing at a new town development at Grange, Baldoyle (No. 446, Excavations 2004, 03E1535), and comprised a single sub-circular feature measuring 0.55m by 0.4m by 0.16m. The base was lined with small to medium-sized angular, sub-angular and sub-rounded stones, and the charcoal-rich deposit containing the cremated bone was laid directly over the stony layer. Finally, mid-greyishbrown silty clay was laid over the top as a form of capping or sealing layer. Two small fragments of possible prehistoric pottery were found during cleanup prior to excavation, but no pottery was found directly associated with the feature. Post-excavation analysis is ongoing.

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