Ferriters Cove Bronze Age site
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Ferriters Cove Bronze Age site, Co. Kerry




Comments:At Ferriter's Cove, here in the cliff-face can be seen a series of shell middens, which are the earliest known archaeological remains on the Dingle Peninsula. Excavated during the 1980s, the site showed the characteristic piles of shells, together with hearths and charcoal, and it yielded finds of wild pig and red deer bones, fish bones and stone tools. Indeed, the stone tools found here seem to have been made just a few miles south near Dunquin. Carbon dating places this site between 3670 and 3240 BC, in the late mesolithic / early neolithic period, and it is definitely mesolithic in type.


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