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Mound and passage tomb[ edit ] Cross section sketch of the passage The Newgrange monument primarily consists of a large mound, built of alternating layers of earth and stones, with grass growing on top and a reconstructed facade of flattish white quartz stones studded at intervals with large rounded cobbles covering part of the circumference.
Within the mound is a chambered passage, which may be accessed by an entrance on the southeastern side of the monument. At the end of the passage are three small chambers off a larger central chamber with a high corbelled vault roof.
Each of the smaller chambers has a large flat "basin stone" where the bones of the dead may have been deposited during prehistoric times. Whether it was a burial site remains unclear.
The walls of this passage are made up of large stone slabs, twenty-two of which are on the western side and twenty-one on the eastern side. The ceiling shows no evidence of smoke. The entrance passage to Newgrange, and the entrance stone Situated around the perimeter of the mound is a circle of standing stones.
Twelve standing-stones survive out of a possible original thirty-five or thereabouts. Most archaeologists suggest that they were added later, during the Bronze Agecenturies after the original monument had been abandoned as a ritual centre.
Megalithic art on one of the kerbstones The retaining wall and kerbstones Newgrange contains various examples of graphic Neolithic rock art carved onto its stone surfaces.
They are marked by wide differences in style, the skill-level needed to produce them, and on how deeply carved they are. It is approximately three metres long and 1. It has been described as "one of the most famous stones in the entire repertory of megalithic art.
O'Kelly who led the — excavation at the sitebelieved them to have some sort of symbolic purpose, because some of the carvings had been in places that would not have been visible, such as at the bottom of the orthostatic slabs below ground level.
History[ edit ] The Neolithic people who built the monument were native agriculturalists, growing crops and raising animals such as cattle in the area where their settlements were located.
Construction and burials[ edit ] The original complex of Newgrange was built between c. There is a large pond in this area that is believed to be the site quarried for the pebbles by the builders of Newgrange.
This estimate, however, was criticised by Michael. O'Kelly and his archaeological team, who believed that it would have taken a minimum of thirty years to build. From examining the unburnt bone, it was shown to come from at least two separate individuals, but much of their skeletons was missing, and what was left had been scattered about the passage.
Excavations that took place in the late s and early s revealed seven 'marbles', four pendants, two beads, a used flint flake, a bone chisel, and fragments of bone pins and points. Nonetheless, sometimes these were recorded and it is believed that the grave goods that came from Newgrange were typical of Neolithic Irish passage grave assemblages.
Most of these animals would have entered and died in the chamber many centuries or even millennia after it was constructed: In the Late Neolithic, it appears that Newgrange was no longer being used by the local population, who did not leave any artefacts in the structure or bury their dead there.
As the archaeologist Michael J. O'Kelly stated, "by [BC] Newgrange was in decay and squatters were living around its collapsing edge".
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