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Tom Fanning's excavations at Rinnaraw Cashel, Portnablagh, Co. Donegal

Michelle Comber, Emily Murray, Sheila Hamilton-Dyer, Karen Molloy and Liam Hickey
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature
Vol. 106C (2006), pp. 67-124
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40657878
Page Count: 58

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Topics: Excavations, Pollen, Middens, Slag, Bones, Furnaces, Ellipses, Charcoal, Quadrants, Stone
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Tom Fanning's excavations at Rinnaraw Cashel, Portnablagh, Co. Donegal
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Abstract

Rinnaraw, a cashel with house remains, was excavated under the direction of Tom Fanning between 1987 and 1992. The excavation concentrated on the northwest sector of the site where the foundations of a rectangular stone-built house were identified. Other features that were uncovered included a stone drain and an associated sump, a group of post-holes in two parallel rows (roof supports), a small central stonelined hearth and two shell middens located against the northern and western walls of the house. Two quadrants were also excavated to the south of the house site as far as the perimeter of the enclosure/rock platform. The excavation produced several hundred small finds, a quantity of metalworking slag, some animal bones, and middens of seashells. Some of the artefacts, and the form of the house remains, suggest possible connections with Scotland.

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