Early Bronze Age evidence consists of pits, hearths and pottery from the Beaker culture, dated to 2300 BC. A number of significant Middle Bronze Age finds have been made, including a javelin-head, a bronze cloak-pin, a chisel (1400-2000 BC), and an axe-head (1200-1500 BC). A 10.9 kg saddle quern cereal grinding stone was discovered at Rathdown by Patrick Neary. Late Bronze Age post-holes, stake-holes and pottery have been found. In total, 937 Neolithic / Bronze Age lithics have been discovered here.
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