A Bronze Age burial ground at Longniddry, East Lothian

Louise Baker (Author)

David Henderson (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Burials, Human Remains, Burial, Cairn, radiocarbon date
Location(s):
Evergreen; Longniddry; East Lothian; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Bronze Age

Abstract


Rescue excavation of human remains was carried out at Evergreen, Longniddry, prompted by a chance discovery by workmen. Three crouched inhumations were found, one of which was in a cist. The disturbed and disarticulated remains of two further individuals were also identified. The burials were associated with a concentration of stones and pebbles which may have been the remains of a cairn. Radiocarbon dating yielded dates of 1690 to 1310 cal BC at 2-sigma range. Other burials identified during previous excavations indicate these burials are part of a more extensive Bronze Age burial ground.

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Published
30-11-2004
How to Cite
Baker, L., & Henderson, D. (2004). A Bronze Age burial ground at Longniddry, East Lothian. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 133, 125-136. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9578
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