The research is part of the ‘Boyne to Brodgar’ project, which is examining connections between Neolithic sites in the Boyne Valley and the Orkney Islands.
The area surveyed included locations both sides of the Boyne, within the bend of the Boyne River, and across from the prehistoric tombs at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.
Newgrange is synonymous with the Winter Solstice, where the dawn light illuminates the burial chamber, and is among the best known of the passage tombs in Brú na Boinne.
Since 1993 the site has been a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO.
Dr. Davis, who has worked for over a decade at Brú na Bóinne , said the monuments among the latest discoveries likely range from “early Neolithic houses to Neolithic timber enclosures as well as Bronze Age burial monuments and some early medieval farmsteads”.
“There are still significant gaps, most notably in our understanding of settlement, but we are continuing to work to understand these.”
The results of this year’s surveys “build on the exceptional summer last year in Brú na Bóinne and continue to demonstrate what a globally significant archaeological landscape we have in Brú na Bóinne,” he added.
When finished, the Boyne to Brodgar project, which began five years ago, will have surveyed more than five square kilometres.