Dating blue ridge pottery
Why did he choose to spend the greater part of his life excavating at one site?
And what was it like to be the first person in a thousand years to enter a great Neolithic passage tomb?
And during the excavation, part of yet another small tomb appeared, and this was investigated in a second year’s dig.
Further work saw larger stones coming to light, some way out from the base of the big mound.
The excavation at Knowth is one of the greatest pieces of archaeology of our time.
Carry on with his Bronze Age studies or pursue the problems of Undifferentiated passage tombs and their date? The huge mounds at nearby Newgrange, Dowth and Knowth were in state ownership, and with the novel results from Townleyhall, Eogan took a look at Knowth. Digging here revealed another Undifferentiated passage tomb.However, in places we could proceed in a hunched position.At one point there was a stone basin astride the passage with a sill-stone beyond it.Rich Neolithic occupation, lavish megalithic art, Early Christian, Norman and later medieval structures: questions multiplied, prospects dazzled, and the digging continued.The great mound in the centre of the site looked increasingly like a passage tomb on the scale of Newgrange. In 1967, work on the western side revealed a souterrain (medieval storage chamber).