DROMBEG INTRO SMR No.: CO143-051002-

Monument Type: Stone circle - multiple-stone

In pasture on natural rock terrace on S slope of low hill. Circle excavated 1957 (Fahy 1959, 1-27); and nearby fulacht fiadh (CO143-051002-) and hut site (CO143-051001-) in 1958 (Fahy 1960, 1-17). Circle consisted of seventeen stones; two missing and one fallen. Stones are 0.55m to 2.05m L, 0.2m to 0.65m T and 1.1m to 2.05m H. On upper surface of axial stone, largest stone in circle, are two shallow cup-marks, one surrounded by oval carving. Internal measurement along main axis, aligned NE-SW, is 9m. Five pits found within circle, sealed beneath compacted gravel floor; one pit contained deposit of cremated human bone, fragments of shale and numerous sherds of coarse fabric pot. Charcoal from burial yielded C14 determination of AD 600 ± 120 (D-62) which is 'clearly anomalous' (O Nualláin 1984a, 10). Other finds from circle included seven pieces of flint, including small convex scraper (O Nualláin 1984, 24. no. 37; Roberts 1988, Ch. 2, no. 5).


Perspective view 1 of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork Perspective view 2 of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork Perspective view 3 of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork Perspective view 4 of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork Plan view of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork Elevation view 1 of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork Elevation view 2 of Drombeg Stone Circle, Co. Cork

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Technical Details

3D Capture Method: Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)

3D Capture Description: Phase based terrestrial laser scanning using a Faro Focus 120 laser scanner. The instrument quotes the following specification:

  • Distance accuracy up to ±2mm.
  • Range from 0.6m up to 120m.
  • Measurement rate up to 976,000 points/sec.
  • Intensity & RGB. Integrated colour camera.
  • Photorealistic 3D colour scans with up to 70 megapixels.
  • Parallax-free colour overlay.

Laser scans geo-referenced using RTK GPS with VRSnow corrections

Data Processing Software

Processing of point cloud data: Faro Scene & Pointools
Meshing of data: Geomagic Studio 2012
3D Modelling & Texturing: Autodesk Mudbox, Mari, 3D Studio Max

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