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This is a final report of an archaeological excavation at Town Parks 5 which was located on the route of the M3 Navan–Kells & Kells Bypass (Archaeological Services Contract 4) of the M3 Clonee–North of Kells Motorway Scheme, County Meath. The excavation was carried out by Yvonne Whitty of Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Meath County Council and the National Roads Authority. The work was carried out under Ministerial Direction No. A029/031 and National Monuments Service (NMS) Excavation Registration No. E3151 which were received from the DoEHLG in consultation with the National Museum of Ireland. The fieldwork took place between 1 November – 4 December 2006. A total area of 4782m2 was opened around Townparks 5 to reveal the archaeological features that were identified at the site during archaeological testing under licence 04E0915. The main phase of activity on this site was dated to the early Neolithic (Phase 1) and a series of C14 dates ranged from c. 3700–3540 BC. There was also evidence of small scale activity in the middle Neolithic (Phase 2) and this was post-dated by modern agricultural furrows (Phase 3). The focus of the early Neolithic activity on the site consisted of two rectangular structures. Structure A measured 9m by 7m, was orientated east–west and had an entrance to the east. Structure B was located 20m to the south-east of Structure A and was slightly smaller. It was aligned north-west to south-east and measured 4m x 5.2m. Structure B was constructed of eight postholes located in pairs at the four corners of the structure and a foundation trench at the south-east end. The results of charcoal analysis from the site indicates that oak was selected for building Structures A and B (O’Donnell, Appendix 2.5). A scatter of pits and posts were located in the areas surrounding both of the structures and are likely to have been associated with domestic activities at the structures. Middle Neolithic activity was represented by a spread containing sherds of pottery from a middle Neolithic broad rimmed bowl. Sherds of pottery from early Neolithic carinated bowls were recovered from features within both structures (Grogan and Roche, Appendix 2.1) and a chert ‘Laurel leaf’ projectile was recovered from the foundation trench in Structure A (Nelis, Appendix 2.3). Carbonised emmer wheat, a typical prehistoric cultivated crop, was recorded from the site and suggests that some level of crop drying was being undertaken during the prehistoric period. There was also a high occurrence of carbonised hazelnut shell which would have arrived to the site as fuel or foodstuffs (Lyons, Appendix 2.6). The excavated remains at Town Parks 5 represent settlement activity in the early Neolithic period. The structures at Town Parks 5 on their own are quite significant and add to the growing corpus of excavated early Neolithic sites across the country. However, if these structures are considered alongside the early Neolithic structures discovered within the prehistoric complex of Kilmainham / Cookstown Great c. 2.5km to the ESE it raises the possibility there may have been much more widespread activity in the area during the early Neolithic period.