Excavation of Two Bronze Age Burial Sites in Ayrshire
Tombstone, Stone Axehammer, Burial Cairn, Sherds, Cremation Burials, Cist, Cinerary Urn Charcoal, Large Stones, Burnt Bone
The excavation of a stone circle and associated burial cairn at Beoch revealed fourteen large stones, one of which was prostrate and resembled a tombstone. The cairn had been disturbed and scatters of burnt bone with sherds of three cinerary urns were identified. One cist contained a ring-marked block of stone while the second cist was empty. A second circle at Nith Lodge comprised fifteen stones. Excavation of the interior revealed eight cremation burials, two incense cups, a cinerary urn, charcoal and a stone axe-hammer.