Account of the Discovery of a Cinerary Urn with other Relics, near Marchhouse, Muirkirk, and the Excavation of an Earth-house at Yardhouses, Carnwath

Archibald Fairbairn (Author)


Keyword(s):
Burnt Bones, Cairn, Bone Pin Polished, Roof, Animal Bone, Urn, Burnt Bone, Pottery Charcoal
Period(s):
Roman

Abstract


The urn, on discovery by workmen, was in an inverted position, covering a large deposit of burnt bones, and containing as well a small urn of the incense-cup type, an unburnt bone pin polished and pointed at one end, a bronze awl pointed at one end and flattened at the other, and an unworked flake of chert. Detailed investigation revealed a second urn with burnt bone. Both had been buried within a cairn, now almost totally denuded. The stone-built earth-house comprised a single chamber and a passageway. The roof of the chamber had not survived. Pottery, charcoal and animal bone were recovered.

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Published
30-11-1924
How to Cite
Fairbairn, A. (1924). Account of the Discovery of a Cinerary Urn with other Relics, near Marchhouse, Muirkirk, and the Excavation of an Earth-house at Yardhouses, Carnwath. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 58, 333-343. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7608
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