Located in western Ireland, the mid Neolithic site of Behy (Céide) is significant because it features a coaxial field system. Situated between the ocean and a peat bog, the fields at the Céide site were laid out in systematic rectangular patterns. Radiocarbon dates from the site taken from pine trees, that were preserved in a bog, claim that the site dates to around 4500 BP. The fields themselves were partitioned by stone walls. Some scholars believe that Behy was a pasture site for cattle. This argument is supported by the pollen and grass samples that have been taken from the site.
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