McLaren, Dawn and Wilson, Donald (2015) The excavation of two short cist burials at Broomlands, Kelso. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 36-37 (1). pp. 147-161. ISSN 0305-8980

PDF (Published version of journal article)
1461_The_excavation_of_two_short_cist_burials_at_Broomlands,_Kelso.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (429kB)


Two stone-built short cists were excavated in Broomlands, Kelso, by AOC Archaeology Group under the Historic Scotland Call-off Contract for Human Remains. A single poorly preserved adult inhumation was recovered from one cist, along with a small intrusive disc-shaped perforated oil shale object. The inhumation was dated to 2340–2120 cal BC. The second cist contained heavily damaged and fragmentary unburnt bones from two adults. Radiocarbon dates suggest one individual, the principal interment in the cist, dates to 2030–1750 BC and the second individual was interred much later, between 930 and 800 cal BC.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: With contributions from Fraser Hunter and Lore Troalen.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cist, inhumations, Bronze Age, Kelso, spindle whorl
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Collections Services
Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 06:04
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 14:25

Actions (login required)

Modify Record Modify Record