Excavation of a Bronze Age ring cairn at Cloburn Quarry, Cairngryffe Hill, Lanarkshire
Funerary Structure, Stone Artefact, Timber Posts Cremation Pits, Cremated Bone, Ring Cairn, Pottery, Cremations, Pit, Beads
Bronze Age, Mesolithic, Early Neolithic, Neolithic
Reports on work carried out over a number of seasons beginning in 1986 which revealed a complex funerary structure in the form of a pre-cairn monument with a central scoop, encircled by rings of timber posts, cremation pits and stone, followed by later pit and stone arrangements containing cremations. There are specialist contributions on: `The cremated bone' by Julie A Roberts (119--23); `The pottery' by Olivia Lelong (123--30) which includes Early Neolithic material; `Jet beads and button' by Ian A G Shepherd (130--2); and the `Stone artefact assemblage' by Tony Pollard (132--6) pieces of which may represent Mesolithic or Neolithic activity.