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Chert Blade

Parknabinnia, County Clare

Parknabinnia Court Tomb on Roughan Hill dates from about the middle of the fourth millennium BC, and consists of a cairn with a gallery of three chambers fronted by a small forecourt. Excavation showed that the chambers contained large numbers of human and animal bones.

Most were placed in the tomb in a disarticulated state but some of the bones appear to have been partially articulated and some were cremated.

This chert blade was found in the first chamber of the tomb.

Ref: 98E0230:48

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Database of Irish Excavations Report
Megalithomania Court Tomb
Karst of Ireland - The Burren

Chert Blade, 98E0230:48
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