Laid to Rest in the White Field
Full title: Excavation of Urn Burials at Clonshannon, Imaal, Co. Wicklow
Creator / Author: A. Mahr and L. Price
Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 16pp
Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Seventh Series, Volume 2 Number 1 pp. 75-90
When Published: June 1932
Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin
About: Around 1930, local farmer James Kavanagh uncovered an ancient grave while ploughing in a field known as the White Field. He replaced the cover stone and remembered that his father had uncovered other similar remains in the same field some forty years earlier. In 1931 word of these finds was passed on to the authors by Edward O’Toole. Excavations of the two sites were carried out in 1931 and on a third grave in 1932. Much of this article is taken up with a scholarly discussion on the pottery urns and vessels found during the excavations. The authors estimate the date of the burials to be around 700BC and they may very well have belonged to the same family group.
ID number(s): 0035-9106
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