Excavation of Late Bronze Age roundhouses at Knocknashee, Co. Sligo: Preliminary results from the 2017 campaign

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Abstract

This is a preliminary report on the partial excavation of three prehistoric roundhouses undertaken in July and August of 2017 on Knocknashee hill, Co. Sligo. The excavation revealed details of the roundhouse occupation, producing information on the particulars of their construction and on their use. One of the partially excavated roundhouses provided evidence of possibly more than one flooring event. Otherwise we seem to be dealing with single-phase occupation. However, abandonment of the houses left them in different states of repair/disrepair, with stone robbing from one of the houses apparently occurring already in prehistory. A comprehensive programme of radiocarbon dating has confirmed the Late Bronze Age date of the structures excavated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-162
Number of pages11
JournalEmania
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - 07 Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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