Two prehistoric short-cists and an early medieval long-cist cemetery with dug graves on Kingston Common, North Berwick, East Lothian

Author(s): Ian Suddaby

Contributor(s): Paul Duffy, Adam Jackson, John Lawson, Ann MacSween, Graeme Warren, George Mudie, Kevin Hicks, Leeanne Whitelaw

Summary: Human remains were discovered during the laying of a water pipe to service the refurbished Fenton Tower at Kingston, near North Berwick, in 2001. Two short-cist burials, thirty-eight long-cist burials and bank-defined terraces containing dug graves and a possible chapel (NT58SW 152) were found. It is suggested that three main periods of burial are represented, spanning the Neolithic to the early second millennium AD.

Keyword(s): Burial, Longcist Cemetery, Chapel, Human Remains, Graves, Burials

Period(s): Medieval, Neolithic, Prehistoric

Location(s): NGR: NT 544 823

ISBN: 0 903903 65 3

Published: 01-01-2009