by James Mc Comas (NOSAS) Latest Updates at foot of the post. On the flat former croft land between the Rivers Coilte and Enrick a new NHS Medical Centre is under construction.
In January 2015 workers on the site removed a large stone slab.
There was a thickness of several cm of gravel above the cap stone before digging work began.
The bones inside had already been recorded and removed for analysis.
Interestingly a few fragments of charcoal were also found within the cist, although there was no evidence of burning there.
It was surmised that this may have been historic contamination from the area where the beaker pot had been found.
It was apparently a fairly typical stone lined cist burial of the early bronze age.