2004:0462 - GRANGE: Baldoyle (Site 10:1), Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: GRANGE: Baldoyle (Site 10:1)

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0705

Author: Stuart D. Elder, The Archaeology Company

Site type: Habitation site

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

ITM: E 724541m, N 740358m

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

Site 10:1 was found during testing of a new town development and comprised a rectilinear setting of four pit features. The pits measured between 2.2m by 1.6m by 0.43m and 0.8m by 0.7m by 0.15m and had predominantly steeply sloping sides and concave bases. All of the deposits contained charcoal to some extent, though none of the features showed evidence of burning in situ. A single fragment of perforated stone was recovered from one of the deposits, but this is as yet undated. A single fragment of burnt bone was also recovered from one of the deposits. It is unclear at this stage what the primary function of the site was, apart from some form of domestic activity, but the final use of the features was as refuse receptacles.

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