bones of three dogs were found in the chamber of Newgrange
during excavations, one each from the east and west chambers
and one from just outside the end chamber. It is not known
for sure whether these bones are ancient or more modern. It
is thought they may have belonged to stray dogs who got into
the passage but could not get out again.
huge number of unburnt bone fragments were found by archaeologists.
As well as large numbers of animal bones, there were approximately
750 unidentifiable fragments of bone. All of the human bones
found were small fragments.
large phallus-like stone was recovered from an oval-shaped
stone setting which was found not far from the entrance of
cairn stones recovered during excavations were found to have
decoration on them. One stone measuring 24.5cm wide had some
parallel grooves, while others had U-shapes, groups of dots
and spiral-cum-concentric circle patterns.
objects have been found at Newgrange, including two ancient
gold torques (torcs), a golden chain and two rings, which
were discovered by a labourer digging near the entrance in
type of find which arouses the interest of archaeologists
are the Roman coins, many of which were reported to have been
found at Newgrange. The first recorded find of a Roman coin
was in 1699, and coins were still being found as late as the
1960s when Newgrange was being excavated. These included some
gold coins and pendants, and some were found to be in mint
condition. A total of 21 Roman coins have been found.
number of pendants and beads were found, something which is
common to Irish passage-graves in general.
the marbles which were recovered was a dumb-bell shaped object
which resembled two conjoined marbles carved out of a single
piece of white chalk.
'chisel' made from bone was found in the east recess, and
was similar to one which had been found in the chamber of
Site L, one of the satellite mounds beside Newgrange.
object thought to be a 'stone lamp' resembled a ball-shaped
object which was flattened on opposite sides. The object was
made from granite.