Creevykeel Court Tomb facts for kids
The tomb was built in the Neolithic Period, 4000-2500 BC. It has a long, trapeze shaped cairn (pile of stones). An oval court is inside that. There is also a burial chamber at the northwest of the court. That chamber has two rooms. In the back of the cairn are three smaller chambers built into the cairn.
"The old name for Creevykeel is Caiseal a' Bhaoisgin (the Fort of Bhaoisgin), Bhaoisgin being the well near the cairn."
Excavations in 1935
The Creevykeel Court Tomb was excavated in 1935 by the fourth Harvard archaeological mission. That mission was one part of scientific excavations that occurred in Ireland. The leader of the excavation was Hugh O'Neill.
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