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The Bronze Age

Ritual

Cremated human bone, Craigbirnoch

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

Cremated human bone and teeth.  The cremation was buried in a stone cist grave together with a decorated pot known as a 'food vessel'.  Some fragments of the pot remain.

 

The cist was discovered accidentally in 1914 when a stone cairn was being removed for road-making.  The burial was excavated by Rev R G S Anderson in 1916.

Place of Discovery:
Craigbirnoch, New Luce
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1945.44
Digital Number:
SMAH 052
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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