Thursday, March 9, 2017

Burial 40 The Mound of the Hostages, Tara


Bipartite vase from Burial 40 at The Mound of the Hostages, Tara, Co. Meath. This burial was represented by a spread of cremated human bone. Analysis indicates that these represented two individuals. Two pottery vessels were associated with the burial – a tripartite bowl & the pictured bipartite vase – along with a flint knife. The burial dates to 2033-1831 cal. BC (3600±60 BP). The artefacts are now housed at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.