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N25 Waterford Bypass, Contract 3. Final Report on archaeological Investigations at Site 34 in the townland of Newrath, Co Kilkenny Volume 3

N25 Waterford Bypass, Contract 3. Final Report on archaeological Investigations at Site 34 in the townland of Newrath, Co Kilkenny Volume 3

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This report presents the final results of archaeological and paleoenvironmental investigations
carried out on behalf of Waterford City Council as part of Contract 3 Archaeological Investigations prior to construction of the N25 Waterford Bypass. The work was undertaken
under Excavation Licence number 04E0319, covering site 34 and 35, in the townland of Newrath, Co. Kilkenny. The licence to excavate Site 34 and 35 was issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to Brendon Wilkins of Headland Archaeology Ltd
This report presents the final results of archaeological and paleoenvironmental investigations
carried out on behalf of Waterford City Council as part of Contract 3 Archaeological Investigations prior to construction of the N25 Waterford Bypass. The work was undertaken
under Excavation Licence number 04E0319, covering site 34 and 35, in the townland of Newrath, Co. Kilkenny. The licence to excavate Site 34 and 35 was issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to Brendon Wilkins of Headland Archaeology Ltd

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Published by: Brendon Wilkins on Aug 18, 2009
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Project
 
Code:
 
NWB
 
03
 
Client:
 
Waterford
 
Co.
 
Council
 
Date:
 
May
 
2009
 
N25
 
Waterford
 
Bypass,
 
Contract
 
3.
 
Final
 
Report
 
on
 
Archaeological
 
Investigations
 
at
 
Site
 
34
 
in
 
the
 
townland
 
of
 
Newrath,
 
Co.
 
Kilkenny
 
Volume
 
3
 
Appendix
 
9:
 
Palaeoenvironmental
 
Analyses
 
Report,
 
Site
 
34,
 
Newrath
 
Townland,
 
Co.
 
Kilkenny
 
By:
 
Dr
 
Scott
 
Timpany
 
(With
 
contributions
 
 by
 
Prof
 
Simon
 
Haslett,
 
Dr
 
Sue
 
Dawson
 
and
 
Dr
 
 Jason
 
 Jordan)
 
Excavated
 
under
 
Licence:
 
04E0319
 
Director:
 
Brendon
 
Wilkins
 
Chainage:
 
670
 
NGR:
 
25921
 
11446
 
 
 
Project
 
Code:
 
NWB
 
03
 
Client:
 
Waterford
 
Co.
 
Council
 
Date:
 
May
 
2009
 
N25
 
Waterford
 
Bypass,
 
Contract
 
3.
 
Final
 
Report
 
on
 
Archaeological
 
Investigations
 
at
 
Site
 
34
 
in
 
the
 
townland
 
of
 
Newrath,
 
Co.
 
Kilkenny
 
Volume
 
3
 
Appendix
 
9:
 
Palaeoenvironmental
 
Analyses
 
Report,
 
Site
 
34,
 
Newrath
 
Townland,
 
Co.
 
Kilkenny
 
By:
 
Dr
 
Scott
 
Timpany
 
(With
 
contributions
 
 by
 
Prof
 
Simon
 
Haslett,
 
Dr
 
Sue
 
Dawson
 
and
 
Dr
 
 Jason
 
 Jordan)
 
Excavated
 
under
 
Licence:
 
04E0319
 
Director:
 
Brendon
 
Wilkins
 
Chainage:
 
670
 
NGR:
 
25921
 
11446
 
Headland
 
Archaeology
 
(Ireland)
 
Ltd:
 
N25
 
Waterford
 
Bypass,
 
Contract
 
3,
 
Site
 
34
 
Final
 
Report
 
Volume
 
3
 
2
Contents
 
Abstract
 
3
 
Introduction
 
3
 
Methods
 
3
 
Pollen
 
and
 
non
pollen
 
palynomorphs
 
3
 
Microscopic
 
charcoal
 
analyses
 
4
 
Plant
 
macrofossil
 
analyses
 
4
 
Wood
 
identification
 
analyses
 
4
 
Loss
 
on
 
Ignition
 
5
 
Foraminifera
 
5
 
Diatoms
 
5
 
Results
 
6
 
Radiocarbon
 
dating
 
6
 
Stratigraphy
 
9
 
Loss
 
on
 
Ignition
 
10
 
Pollen
 
11
 
Plant
 
macrofossils
 
15
 
Foraminifera
 
19
 
Diatoms
 
19
 
Discussion
 
20
 
Stratigraphy,
 
Loss
 
on
 
Ignition
 
and
 
Sea
level
 
rise
 
20
 
Vegetational
 
History
 
and
 
Human
 
agency
 
23
 
Conclusion
 
34
 
References
 
35
 
Appendices
 
41
 
Figures
 
and
 
Tables
 
Figure
 
1
 
 
Loss
 
on
 
Ignition
 
Results
 
10
 
Figure
 
2
 
 
Monolith1
 
pollen
 
diagram
 
12
 
Figure
 
3
 
 
Monolith
 
2
 
pollen
 
diagram,
 
13
 
Figure
 
4
 
 
Monolith
 
1
 
plant
 
macrofossil
 
diagram
 
16
 
Figure
 
5
 
 
Monolith
 
2
 
plant
 
macrofossil
 
diagram
 
17
 
Figure
 
6
 
 
Reconstructed
 
sea
level
 
curve
 
for
 
Newrath
 
22
 
Table
 
1
 
 
Radiocarbon
 
results
 
from
 
SUERC
 
6
 
Table
 
2
 
 
Idealised
 
stratigraphy
 
for
 
Area
 
1
 
9
 
Table
 
3
 
 
Evidence
 
for
 
Neolithic
 
Agriculture
 
in
 
the
 
28
 
Waterford
 
Area
 

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