Archaeological and Palaeoecological investigations of a Middle Bronze Age settlement at Ballyarnet Lake, Co. Derry

J. O'Neill, Gill Plunkett, Nicola Whitehouse

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Excavations at Ballyarnet Lake, Co Derry, have identified a Middle Bronze Age settlement site at the margins of the lake. The site is characterised by a palisaded enclosure surrounding a structure containing a hearth. Finds include a large quantity of Cordoned Urn ware, lithics and a faience bead. Palaeoenvironmental studies, including pollen, plant macrofossil and beetle analyses, provide insights into the environmental background of the settlement. The site is considered in terms of the broader context of Middle Bronze Age settlement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-49
Number of pages11
JournalUlster Journal of Archaeology
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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