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Journal Article

The Excavation of a Neolithic Burial Mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny

M. FitzG. Ryan
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature
Vol. 73 (1973), pp. 107-127
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25506275
Page Count: 25

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Topics: Excavations, Pottery, Bones, Cairns, Ditches, Burial mounds, National museums, Loam soils, Skeleton, Shoulder
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The Excavation of a Neolithic Burial Mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny
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Abstract

The monument at Jerpoint West consisted of a circular mound approximately 24m in diameter, covering a polygonal cist which contained a cremated and an unburned burial accompanied by decorated pottery of Late Neolithic character, plain Western Neolithic pottery, a polished bone pin and portion of a leaf-shaped arrowhead of flint. The mound comprised a central core of stones covered by a thick deposit of soil mixed with sods. Thin layers of stone were spread throughout the soil deposit. The perimeter of the tumulus was defined by a kerb of small limestone flags which played no part in supporting the mound. Two stages in the construction of the monument were, perhaps, marked by internal arcs of stone. Radially-set stones occurred between these arcs and these, too, may have had a function in the original planning for the building of the mound.

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