Notes of the discovery of stone cists at Lesmurdie, Banffshire, containing primitive urns, &c., along with human remains

Alexander Robertson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Cist, Human remains, Urn
Location(s):
Lesmurdie; Banffshire; Moray; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Iron Age, Uncertain

Abstract


A description of the excavation of several cists. The construction and contents of each cist is described in great detail. Several urns and human remains in various states of decay were removed from the cists and donated to the Society's collections. The author tentatively proposes that these cists may be dated to the Iron Age, rather than the Stone Age, based on some fragmentary evidence of iron nearby. He concludes by noting examples of similar cists found in other European countries.

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Published
30-11-1852
How to Cite
Robertson, A. (1852). Notes of the discovery of stone cists at Lesmurdie, Banffshire, containing primitive urns, &c., along with human remains. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1, 205-211. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/3955
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