Three long cist burials at Easter Broomhouse, near Dunbar, East Lothian
Cists, Long Cist Burials, human remains
Easter Broomhouse; Dunbar; East Lothian; Scotland; UK
Three long cist burials were discovered during road widening along the A1 near Dunbar. As a result of plough damage only one, poorly-preserved skeleton survived, identified as either a female adult or a young, slightly-built male. An unusually early radiocarbon date (1850 ± 45 BP) derived from the remains of this individual, must be viewed with caution due to poor collagen survival. The work was commissioned by Historic Scotland on behalf of the National Roads Directorate of the then Scottish Office Development Department.