Two Bronze Age Burials

Robert Stevenson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Beaker Vessel, Pottery Vessel, Burial, Burnt Worked Flint Flake, Cist, Vessels, Cinerary Urn, Burials, Sherds
Period(s):
Bronze Age, Prehistoric

Abstract


A stone built cist containing a cinerary urn with the cremated remains of an adult was discovered at Outerston Hill, Midlothian. Pyre debris, including a burnt worked flint flake and large sherds of a smashed and burnt second pottery vessel were also present. A second stone cist at West Pinkerton, Broxburn, East Lothian contained two adult male skeletons and a Beaker vessel. The earlier skeleton had apparently been disturbed during the burial of the second. The method of manufacture of prehistoric vessels is discussed.

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Published
30-11-1939
How to Cite
Stevenson, R. (1939). Two Bronze Age Burials. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 73, 229-240. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8110
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