Urgent! Important Early Christian Crannog in Fermanagh in danger of destruction - help needed!
The site under excavation (via The Impartial Reporter ). Dear All, I would like to draw your attention to a little crannog site just outside Enniskillen. It is SMR site FER 211: 061 it is to be demolished to make way for a new road, and the archaeologists have only been given 6 weeks to excavate it. It is due to finish on Friday 20th July 2012 (The end of this week). The site has produced a gold pin, a human skeleton, medieval leather objects, medieval woven cloth, a wooden plate, and barbed and tanged arrowheads, amongst other finds. Most importantly, it has produced the remains of a double-walled wattle house. This type of house has only previously been found on excavations Wood Quay , Co. Dublin, and Deer Park Farms, Co. Antrim. This site is of vital importantance to our knowledge of crannog construction - it has the potential to be a vital piece in our understanding of the Early Christian period on this Island and its place within Europe. Please help prevent the si