A Bronze Age cemetery at Aberdour Road, Dunfermline, Fife

Joanna Close-Brooks (Author)

M Norgate (Author)

J N G Ritchie (Author)


Keyword(s):
Burial, Cist Burial, Cremation Patches One Cist, Cemetery, Pig Bones, Inhumation, Iron, Urn Burial, Cremation
Period(s):
17th Century, Bronze Age

Abstract


NT 117863. The cemetery consisted of three short cists, an urn burial and two cremation patches. One cist contained a crouched inhumation, probably female, accompanied by pig bones; a second cist showed no trace of burial though phosphate analysis tended to suggest one. The third cist held a crouched inhumation 14C-dated in 17th century bc, a Food Vessel, slug knife, strike-a-light and piece of iron ore. An Enlarged Food Vessel containing a female cremation was inverted within a small stone setting. Appended is a description of a short cist burial with Food Vessel at Keavil, Fife. A R

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Published
30-11-1972
How to Cite
Close-Brooks, J., Norgate, M., & Ritchie, J. N. G. (1972). A Bronze Age cemetery at Aberdour Road, Dunfermline, Fife. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 104, 121-136. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8810
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