McLaren, Dawn and Wilson, Donald (2016) A short cist burial at Kilkeddan Farm, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 38 (1). pp. 33-49. ISSN 0305-8980

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Abstract

AOC Archaeology Group undertook the excavation of a previously unknown Bronze Age cist, located in a field close to Kilkeddan Farm, Argyll & Bute, during September 2005 under the Historic Scotland call-off contract for human remains. The cist was found to contain poorly surviving unburnt human skeletal remains along with a finely decorated tripartite Food Vessel and a flint knife. The incomplete and fragmentary condition of the skeleton suggests that the human remains were disarticulated at the time of deposition. Radiocarbon dates obtained from the human bone and associated charcoal confirms an early Bronze Age date for the burial.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: With contributions from Alison Sheridan and Lore Troalen.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bronze Age, Burial, Food Vessel, Knife, Rapid-Response Excavation
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)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:07
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1577

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