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Archaeological excavation report, E3840 Shankill 6, County Carlow.

Jennings, RP and Coughlan, T (2011) Archaeological excavation report, E3840 Shankill 6, County Carlow. National Monuments Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin..

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Abstract

Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd (IAC), funded by the National Roads Authority (NRA) through Kilkenny County Council, undertook an excavation at the site of AR132, Shankill 6 along the proposed N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme, Phase 4 – Knocktopher to Powerstown (Figure 1). The following report describes the results of archaeological excavation at that site. The area was fully excavated by Richard Jennings under Ministerial Direction A032 and Excavation Registration Number E3840 issued by the DOEHLG in consultation with the National Museum of Ireland for IAC. The fieldwork took place between the 11 and 16 November 2007. Shankill 6 consisted of four small spreads/deposits. They were the remnants of burnt mound material but no features associated with this type of monument were found on the site. The material appeared to have washed into the area and had silted up in naturally formed depressions. Nothing diagnostic of date or function was recovered during excavation. Given the isolated and ephemeral nature of the deposits it was decided not to carry out any detailed analysis in the post excavation phase. A complex of 3 burnt mounds was excavated c.100m to the north at Moanmore 1 which was dated to the Bronze Age. The excavated archaeology at Shankill 6 adds some further information to our understanding of the surrounding environment and may be indicative of further previously unknown archaeological features surviving outside the limits of the CPO extent of the N9/N10 Kilkenny Link Road.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (new Sep 19)
Publisher: National Monuments Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin.
Date Deposited: 20 May 2021 10:56
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 10:56
DOI or Identification number: 10.7486/DRI.gt550622m
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14915

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