Excavation of two Early Bronze Age short cists and a prehistoric pit at Lindsayfield, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Author: Melanie Johnson

Contributors: Sue Anderson, Torben Bjarke Ballin, Mhairi Hastie and Alison 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 (NGR: NO 8195 8412). 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.

Keywords: pottery, coal beads, pit, flint artefacts, human bone

Periods: prehistoric, Early Bronze Age

Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK


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Published: 01-01-2016