Scoop 217.1940

Length 41 cm, Width 16.5, Depth 8.4 cm

Scanning Electron Microscope image of sample collected from 217.1940.

Find Location

This object, considered to be a 'rough-out' for a scoop or ladle is from the collection of the Ulster Museum. It was found at a depth of ten feet in a bog in Clonmacfelimy townland, Co. Fermanagh. The Irish name for Clonmacfelimy, Cluan Mac Fedhlimidhtranslates as 'lawn of the son of Felim'.

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Technical Analysis

The scanning electron microscope image on the left was produced from a small sample of wood collected from scoop 217.1940. The eye-lash like feature at image centre is known as a 'sclariform perforation plate', and in combination with some of the micro-features visible in additional images, indicates that the object is likely fashioned from alder wood. The remainder of the wood sample will be submitted for radio-carbon dating in summer 2018.


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