Archaeological Excavations at Knowth

A small team of archaeologists from ACS commenced excavation at Knowth, Co. Meath in April after the discovery of a number of archaeological features while monitoring the construction of a new access path to the visitor centre. The features consisted of two slightly curving linear ditches, a short stone alignment and a shallow spread. The first of the ditches was u-shaped in profile and had a cobbled or metalled base. The second ditch was almost 2m in width and had a ledge running along the inner lip of both sides. The side next the passage tombs showed evidence for having been revetted in stone. All features will be fully excavated by archaeologists from ACS before the path is constructed.

ACS Archaeology Consultants Knowth