2008:1077 - Armalughey, area 17, Tyrone

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tyrone Site name: Armalughey, area 17

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/07/213

Author: James McKee and Vincent McClorey, for ADS Ltd, Unit 6, 21 Old Channel Road, Belfast, BT3 9DE.

Site type: Prehistoric activity

ITM: E 666566m, N 856096m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.449020, -6.973619

This site was investigated as part of the proposed corridor improvements of the line of the A4 between Dungannon and Ballygawley where 15km of new road will be constructed. A total of 43 SMR sites lie within 500m of either side of the new road alignments. In general these sites date to the Early Christian period, with many raths, enclosures and a number of ecclesiastical sites represented. However, prehistoric activity, both settlement and ritual, is poorly represented.

Site 17 was comprised of seven possible pits, seven post-holes and a field boundary. All the features were contained within an area which measured 50m by 30m. A small number of these features contained evidence of burnt bone and flint. The recovery of these archaeological finds is not surprising, as this site was located in close proximity to Site 18 to the east (see No. 1178 below) and a henge monument (HAL4), excavated by Headland Archaeology, to the west.