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This is a final report of an archaeological excavation at Rathmullan 10 (00E0813) which was located on the route of the M1 Northern Motorway Gormanston – Monasterboice (Drogheda Bypass), Platin to Oldbridge, Chainage 21600–24800, Contract 7, County Meath. The excavation was carried out by Teresa Bolger of Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Meath County Council. The work was carried out under licence No. 00E0813 which was received from the DoEHLG in consultation with the National Museum of Ireland. The fieldwork took place between 6 November 2000 and 23 March 2001. Rathmullan 10 was identified as a result of archaeological assessment undertaken in 2000 (Valerie J. Keeley 2003; Licence No. 00E282). A line of five postholes and a large number of pits were identified at the site. An area measuring c. 65m x 44m (2925m²) was cleaned back by hand for excavation. Rathmullan 10 comprised various pits and postholes, fence-lines, a metalled surface and a circular slot and post-built structure. A very large quantity of Beaker pottery was recovered from the site, along with a smaller quantity of cordoned urn pottery. A series of radiocarbon dates place activity at the site predominantly in the early Bronze Age (Chalcolithic Beaker), extending into the later part of the early Bronze Age. The earliest phase of archaeological activity was characterised by a series of pits, postholes and spreads which produced Beaker type pottery (Phase 1). A red siltstone wrist-guard was recovered from one of these shallow spreads along with a small quantity of Beaker pottery. Burnt bone from this fill was dated to 2460–2200 BC. A number of other pits to the south of this produced a wealth of Beaker material while two of these features also produced dates of 2460–2200 BC and 2300–2050 BC which are consistent with the deposition of the Beaker material. Some Cordoned Urn pottery recovered from these features is considered to be intrusive. A series of postholes aligned to the north-east of this core of beaker activity also contained a small quantity of Beaker pottery but one of these also returned a middle Bronze Age date (1770–1610 BC). A series of potentially corresponding postholes to the north-west (separated by the cut of a later modern field boundary) were also considered to be contemporary. This posthole line (structure) may relate to either Phase 1 or Phase 2 occupation. Central to the second phase (Phase 2) of activity at Rathmullan 10 was a circular slot and post-built structure (Structure 1). C14 dating from the fills of two of the slot trenches in the circular structure returned conflicting dates of 2030–1880 BC and 1520–1400 BC, possibly indicating some disturbance or due to the mixed ceramic assemblage on the site as both Beaker and Cordoned Urn pottery was also recovered from the fills. Considering all of the archaeological evidence it is considered that this structure is most likely part of a later phase of occupation at the site, possibly dating to the later stages of the early Bronze Age. The presence of Beaker pottery within the fills of the structure could be explained by the fact that there was an abundance of Beaker pottery in the immediate area, a fact highlighted by the finding of 228 sherd of potter in the topsoil alone. This could have made its way into the slot trench/posthole fills during abandonment and/or construction of the structure. A curving fence defined by a line of stakes to the north of this structure returned a C14 date of 1770–1610 BC. The Rathmullan 10 Beaker settlement is part of a cluster of similar Beaker sites distributed over a c. 550m radius in Rathmullan townland consisting of scatters of pits, postholes and spreads that despite a lack of structural evidence are likely to represent some sort of settlement activity, possibly utilizing construction techniques that have left little or no trace. The condition of pottery recovered from these sites indicates a possible ritual deposition, possibly on abandonment of the site and this pattern is more notable at Rathmullan 6 and 9 where the majority of the pottery was deposited into one pit on each site. The inclusion of sherds representing four polypod bowls in the Beaker assemblage at Rathmullan 10 is highly significant as is the recovery of a red siltstone wrist-guard within a secure context. This settlement further contributes to the growing number of Beaker sites being uncovered across Ireland. The early Bronze Age structure and associated activity demonstrates continuity of occupation at Rathmullan 10 and is an important addition to our knowledge of occupation in this area in the Bronze Age.