Excavation of two Early Bronze Age Short Cists and a Prehistoric Pit at Lindsayfield, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Author(s): Melanie Johnson

Contributor(s): S Anderson, T Ballin, M Hastie, A Sheridan

Summary: Two short cists of Early Bronze Age date, containing prehistoric flint artefacts and shale/cannel coal beads, were discovered during topsoiling operations for the Aberdeen to Lochside Natural Gas Pipeline, to the south of Lindsayfield, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. Cremated human bone from one of the cists was radiocarbon dated to the first half of the 2nd millennium BC. A pit which contained broadly contemporary prehistoric flint artefacts and pottery was found nearby. The fieldwork and post-excavation work were funded by National Grid Transco.

Keyword(s): pottery, coal beads, Pit, flint artefacts, human bone

Period(s): Prehistoric, Early Bronze Age

Location(s): NGR: NO 8195 8412; NO 8185 8402

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Published: 01-01-2016