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This collection of archaeological artifacts was found in the townland of Doolin, in the barony of Corcomroe.

They were found by archaeologist Shane Delaney while walking in the area during the summer of 2000. All items were surface finds and were found on disturbed ground caused by the removal of field walls and the subsequent mounding of the wall rubble.

The field system pattern in the area has been significantly altered since the turn of the twentieth century as evident from the SMR map for the area. The field walls that have been removed are not marked on the revised 6 inch Ordnance Survey maps from 1913-1918, so they must be later in date.

The access road to the area is also a twentieth century structure, as it is not featured on the SMR.

The area where the artifacts were found is marked as an archaeological complex (SMR CL008-057). This encompasses a number of enclosures and a cashel and possible ancient field systems.

The soil of the area is found on limestone bedrock and is characterised best by the karst landscape of the Burren. The topsoil depth is very shallow and the protruding limestone bedrock is major feature of the topography. The depth of disturbed topsoil is no more than a couple of centimetres in general.

This collection was acquired under the National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1994.

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Ground Stone Axe
Polished Green Stone Axe
Patinated Tertiary Flint Flake
Patinated Tertiary Flint Flake
Patinated Tertiary Flint Flake
Patinated Tertiary Flint Flake
Secondary struck chert flake Tertiary flint scraper Ceramic
Hammerstone Elongated regular pebble Hone stone
Hammerstone    

 

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