2017:695 - Carrownagark 1, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Carrownagark 1

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: E004816; Ministerial Direction No.: A071

Author: Lydia Cagney

Site type: Unenclosed prehistoric habitation site

ITM: E 572289m, N 817947m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.109842, -8.423774

Stage (iii) archaeological excavation was carried out at Carrownagark 1 in advance of the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Development, Co. Sligo. The site was discovered during Stage (i) archaeological testing and was assessed during Stage (ii) Pre-Excavation Services (Registration Number E4627).

The excavation at Carrownagark 1 recorded the remains of a small possible unenclosed prehistoric habitation site in the form of a cluster of seven pits with associated stake-holes, three isolated pit/post-holes and a central hearth feature with associated stake-holes. Two of the pits within the cluster contained sherds of prehistoric pottery while one of the outlying pits contained 13 pieces of flint debitage.

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