Description

POULNABRONE COL INTRO

SMR No.: CL009-034001-

Monument Type: Megalithic tomb - portal tomb

Megalithic portal tomb (dolmen) situated in the karst landscape of the Burren, County Clare. The tomb consists of a single large capstone that rests on two portal stones and two orthostats, and is situtated on a central oval cairn approximately 7m in diameter. A second large limestone slab; now positioned at the base of the tomb, may originally have been positioned beneath the main slab, and subsequently collapsed to its current location.

The site was excavated during 1986-88 revealing the remains of at least 36 individuals, and many artefacts including bone, antler, chert flint and other stone items. Dating of the site places it in use from 3,800-3,600 BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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