Notice of (1) Three Stone Cups found in a Cairn in Aberdeenshire, and (2) a Short Cist containing a Beaker Urn found at Boglehill Wood, Longniddry, East Lothian

J Callander (Author)


Keyword(s):
Stone Cups, Beaker Vessel, Human Bone, Ladle, Cups, Charcoal
Period(s):
Bronze Age, Iron Age

Abstract


No record of the discovery of any sepulchral deposit within the cairn seems to have survived and the precise location of the cups is unclear. A circular cup of steatite or soapstone is decorated while a second is made of diorite and has the appearance of a ladle. The third cup was not available for examination. It is argued that the evidence for a Bronze Age date is inconclusive and the cups are more likely to be Iron Age in date. A short cist contained a fragmentary Beaker vessel and some charcoal. No human bone survived.

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Published
30-11-1916
How to Cite
Callander, J. (1916). Notice of (1) Three Stone Cups found in a Cairn in Aberdeenshire, and (2) a Short Cist containing a Beaker Urn found at Boglehill Wood, Longniddry, East Lothian. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 50, 145-151. https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.050.145.151
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