Carrowmore excavations

excavation season, 1980 by GoМ€ran Burenhult

Publisher: G. Burenhult in Stockholm

Written in English
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  • Sligo (Ireland : County),
  • Ireland,
  • Sligo (County)


  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ireland -- Sligo (County),
  • Megalithic monuments -- Ireland -- Sligo (County),
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Ireland -- Sligo (County),
  • Sligo (Ireland : County) -- Antiquities.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 137-138.

StatementGöran Burenhult.
SeriesStockholm archaeological reports =, Arkeologiska rapporter och meddelanden / Institute of Archaeology, University of Stockholm ;, nr. 7, Arkeologiska rapporter och meddelanden från Institutionen för arkeologi, särskilt nordeuropeisk, vid Stockholms universitet ;, nr. 7.
LC ClassificationsDA990.S6 B87 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3870241M
ISBN 109197020729
LC Control Number81193053

Reading Excavations at Lyminge, Introduction The excavations, conducted in a trench measuring 40m x 25m, took place within a parcel of land sandwiched between the grounds of the Old Rectory and Rectory Lane. Lying some m south-east of the present parish church and its Anglo-Saxon precursor, this location provided an.   This paper presents the first systematic archaeological evidence from the early prehistory of south-east Ireland. The research is designed to investigate the colonization of the area during the Mesolithic period and the subsequent transition to by: Name. Knocknarea is an anglicisation of an Irish name. "Cnoc" means "hill", but the etymology of the rest of the name is disputed. Both P.W. Joyce and W.G. Wood-martin (historians) noted (citing,multiple sources), that the overwhelming consensus is that "Conc Na Riadh" is the intended Irish language version and translates to "hill of executions". Cnoc na Riogha ("hill of the kings") has also Listing: Marilyn.   Discovering Carrowmore. The formerly covered central chamber of the Listoghil cairn: top left is a photograph taken during excavations by Göran Burenhult in – this shows three boulders in front of the tomb which are said to have been an earlier Neolithic monument displaced by the tomb construction. Gardening in Ireland, our.

  Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery: Beautiful- I love what you've done with this place - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Sligo, Ireland, at Tripadvisor.5/5(). The best ancient sites in Ireland. Poulnabrone portal tomb; The Poulnabrone dolmen is one of the neolithic tombs in Ireland and a must see if you are visiting the Burren National Park in Co. Clare, on the west coast.. Poulnabrone dolmen, which translates from the Irish as “Hole of the quern-stones”, is a large portal tomb comprising three standing portal stones supporting another. Excavations at Corbridge in by Haverfield and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at H.E. Book Excavating is located in New Castle, Pennsylvania. This organization primarily operates in the Excavation Work business / industry within the Construction - Special Trade Contractors sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 10 years. H.E. Book Excavating is estimated to generate $, in annual revenues, and.

PROGRAMME Enrolment from am. – Prof. Áine Ní Dhubháin, UCD A history of Irish forestry – to date – Michael Somers, Teagasc Seán MacBride and the development of .   Susan Johnston’s chapter describes it in detail, and several of the contributors participated in the Dún Ailinne excavations. Other papers in the book address themes in Irish archaeology, including the transition from foraging to farming, monastic settlements, and the bioarchaeology of medieval communities. From Stonehenge to Newgrange, one of the richest arrays of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Britain and Ireland. Using massive stone blocks (megaliths), timber posts and mounds of earth or chalk, great monuments were built from the beginning of the Neolithic some years ago down into the Bronze Age. The number and sheer diversity of these structures is astonishing.3/5(1). Burenhult, G. b The Carrowmore Excavations Season , Stockholm Archaeological Reports, University of Stockholm. Burenhult, G. a The Swedish Archaeological Excavations at Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland; Campaign Season Unpublished Interim Excavation Report.

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Carrowmore excavations book are thirty surviving tombs, the earliest dating to around BCE, making Carrowmore the largest and among the oldest cemeteries of megalithic tombs in on: County Sligo, Ireland.

Carrowmore is managed by the Office of Public Works, and there is a small visitor centre and information display which is open from Easter to the end of October, with a cover charge.

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Carrowmore. Göran Burenhult, a Swedish archaeologist led the first modern excavations at Carrowmore, which lasted from to and to Four monuments were excavated during the first series of digs, and six monuments were partially examined during the second phase.

Excavations Carrowmore excavations book Swedish Archaeologists which began Carrowmore excavations book produced radio-carbon dates that may place some of the tombs around BC. A large area of the cemetery is state owned under Duchas the Heritage service.

It is by far the best example of dolmen and circle in the Carrowmore complex. Excavated in this tomb gave a date of c BC. Ongoing excavations continue to uncover more areas of interest both within the public site and on adjoining private land.

Discoveries about the meaning of Carrowmore are both continuing and dramatic, particularly in terms of how the many features of the site relate to the surrounding hills and mountain.

Carrowmore excavations Posted on Aug by admin. A team of archaeologists from three UK universities has commenced excavations at Carrowmore monastic site in Inishowen. This is the first dig ever undertaken at this site and is led by staff from University of Sunderland (Colm O’Brien and Max Adams) together with colleagues from.

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This project aims to make available previously unpublished materials from the Swedish Archaeological Excavations at Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland, Carrowmore is the largest group of megaliths in the country and the second largest in Europe, making it a must see when in the Coolera area.

To the southeast of Knocknarea and a 10 minute drive from Strandhill village, lies the townland of Carrowmore which has become famous as one of Ireland’s most extensive prehistoric cemeteries.

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Posts about Carrowmore written by Robert. At the heart of the Coolrea peninsula in County Sligo lies one of the greatest megalithic complexes of ancient Ireland, An Cheathrú Mhór or Carrowmore as we call it today: the Irish name means ‘The Great Quarter’. Spread over a plateau of some acres and centred on the high point of Listoghil are thirty recognisable tomb sites but it is.

Carrowmore, situated at the centre of the Cuil Irra peninsula in County Sligo, is the second largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Europe and is among Ireland's oldest.

In such a fantastic location, visitors to Carrowmore can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area as well as the magnificent archaeological finds. • Stefan Burgh was the leading archaeologist on the excavation.

Aerial view of Tomb no. 51, Carrowmore, Co. Sligo [Goran Burenhult] Excavating the megalithic cemetery at Carrowmore. The Excavation of Carrowmore • A permit was issued in for the excavation of the tombs at the site of Carrowmore, 3km west of Sligo town.

The Carrowkeel tombs are an ancient passage tomb cluster in south County Sligo, were built in the 4th millennium BC, during the Neolithic era.

The tombs are on the Bricklieve Hills (An Bricshliabh, 'the speckled hills'), overlooking Lough Arrow, and are sometimes called the Bricklieve tombs. They are named after the townland of Carrowkeel (An Cheathrú Chaol, 'the narrow quarter').Location: County Sligo, Ireland.

This is a review of the contexts of the Neolithic dates obtained by the Swedish Archaeological Excavations at Carrowmore Project during its two excavation campaigns and It represents a phase of research undertaken by the authors as part of a recent radiocarbon dating project at Carrowmore (Hensey and Bergh ).

Carrowmore. Page 2. Tomb Above is t also known as Listoghil, the tomb stands on the highest point of the Carrowmore complex, the only tomb definitely covered by a cairn and also the largest in the cemetery, the cairn is 34 metres in diameter.

The tomb was partly excavated in the s by Swedish archaeologist Goran Burenhult. Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, only 25 minutes from Mount Edward Lodge, is the largest and one of the most important, megalithic sites in Europe.

Over 60 tombs have been located by archaeologists. The oldest pre-dates. Books with the subject: Excavations (Archaeology) Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity.

Carrowmore is also linked with nearby Carrowkeel and Carrowmore is situated at a central point between ancient stone cairns on top of surrounding mountains. Further down the western seaboard, prehistoric burial sites have also been discovered in the rugged Burren area of Co.

Clare, most notably the Poulnabrone Dolmen.Tells the story of human settlement in Ireland from its beginni years ago to St Patrick's Christianizing mission in the 5th century AD. This is interwoven with accounts of major excavations at sites such as Carrowmore, Rathgall and Navan Fort.Nearby at Hm (1,ft) west is the Tullygobban wedge tomb – ruinous but still impressive.

The name is thought to derive from a tradition of attributing the building of such sites Author: Andy Burnham.