Excavation of Two Bronze Age Burial Sites in Ayrshire

Alex McLeod (Author)


Keyword(s):
Tombstone, Stone Axehammer, Burial Cairn, Sherds, Cremation Burials, Cist, Cinerary Urn Charcoal, Large Stones, Burnt Bone
Period(s):
Bronze Age

Abstract


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.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
30-11-1938
How to Cite
McLeod, A. (1938). Excavation of Two Bronze Age Burial Sites in Ayrshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 72, 235-247. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8075
Section
Articles