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Sam Moore – Some Recent Revelations at the Carrowkeel passage tomb complex

7.00pm - Wednesday 11th November

September 25, 2020 2:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Webinar – Public Event (All Ages)

The dramatically located Neolithic passage tombs at Carrowkeel in south County Sligo have received little archaeological attention since excavations were carried out there in 1911. However, a range of scientific analyses have been carried out in the last number of years that have significantly broadened our knowledge regarding the chronology, landscape and rituals associated with the monuments there.

This talk discusses these various findings and will focus on the results of the study of the human remains from Carrowkeel found during the 1911 excavations. This includes evidence of body processing and dismemberment, isotope analysis and ancient DNA, along with over 35 radiocarbon dates.

Sam Moore is an archaeologist with a keen interest in Irish passage tombs specifically and prehistory in general. He has written or contributed to a considerable number of local history articles, books and guides, and has considerable archaeological excavation and survey experience.

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