Final Report: Archaeological Excavations at Grange 2, M3 Clonee North of Kells motorway scheme

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Title: Final Report: Archaeological Excavations at Grange 2, M3 Clonee North of Kells motorway scheme
Authors: Kelly, Amanda
McLoughlin, Gill
Walsh, Fintan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8025
Date: Apr-2011
Abstract: This is a final report of an archaeological excavation at Grange 2 which was located on the route of the M3 Navan–Kells & Kells Bypass (Archaeological Services Contract 4) of the M3 Clonee–North of Kells Motorway Scheme, County Meath. The excavation was carried out by Dr. Amanda Kelly of Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Meath County Council and the National Roads Authority. The work was carried out under Ministerial Direction No. A029/006 and National Monuments Service (NMS) Excavation Registration No. E3124 which were received from the DoEHLG in consultation with the National Museum of Ireland. The fieldwork took place between 16 June 2006 – 14 July 2006. A total area of 805m2 was opened around Grange 2 to reveal the archaeological features that were identified at the site during archaeological testing under licence 04E0925. This site is closely linked with the adjacent site of Grange 3 (Kelly 2010a) and together they create a picture of continuous activity from the middle Bronze Age through to the early medieval period (Figure 7). The excavated remains from this site and the other sites in Grange indicate that this area was the focus of activity over a prolonged period and it is probable that the place held some significance that resulted in it being revisited repeatedly.
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: National Roads Authority
Keywords: Excavations;Early Medieval;Graves;Metal working
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Archaeology Research Collection

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