Smelting hearth and waste pit
Topsoil-stripping took place in April 2007 of a proposed Limerick County Council housing development in Kilfinnane, Co. Limerick. Two archaeological features were identified: a subcircular smelting hearth/furnace, 1m long, 0.9m wide with a depth of 0.12m, and a shallow waste pit, which was oval-shaped in plan, 0.9m long, 0.5m wide, 0.1m deep. Prehistoric pottery was recovered from the fill of the later feature.
Ross MacLeod, Headland Archaeology Ltd, 25 Killerin Park, Liosbaun Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway.
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