Blacksod Kitchen Midden, Mullet Peninsula, Co. Mayo

During visit to Blacksod Harbour, on the Mullet Peninsula in October I found what appears to be a kitchen midden on a section of eroded bank at top of beach. The layer was marked by its darker colour (presumably due to presence of charcioal) and was complete with common periwinkels, oysters some limpets and even some bone fragments together with cracked stones used to cook the food. This archaeological object is not, however, listed on the Monuments Service Geobrowser.


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Kitchen midden layer at Backsod Harbour

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Section of layer rich with oyster shells

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Section of layer rich with periwinkles shells

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Section of layer rich with periwinkles shells and cracked stones used in cooking

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Bone fragments found within the midden layer

© Peter Foss 2012