Creggandevesky Court Tomb

Creggandevesky Court Tomb
This very impressive court tomb was a peat- covered, largely featureless mound and was threatened with removal in an agricultural reclamation scheme. When excavated between 1979 and 1982, it proved to be in an almost perfect state of preservation. A semi-circular forecourt leads to three burial chambers. Cremated bone representing the remains of at least 21 people, flint implements and Neolithic pottery were found during the excavation, some of the material in the court area. Radiocarbon determinations suggest a date of about 3500BC, but there were also signs of later, Bronze Age, activity in the court and at the back of the cairn. Directions: Situated near Lough Millar about 2 miles south of An Creagan on The Omagh – Cookstown Road.

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