Notes on Excavations of Prehistoric and Later Sites at Muirkirk, Ayrshire 1913-1927

Archibald Fairbairn (Author)


Keyword(s):
Cremation, Cremated Bone, Circular Stone, Burial Cairns, Cup Bone Pin
Period(s):
Bronze Age, 1685, Medieval, Prehistoric

Abstract


The article summarises excavation of a variety of sites including Bronze Age hut circles, burial cairns, some with evidence of in situ cremation and many with urns. The cairn at Marchhouse contained an inverted urn with cremated bone associated with an incense cup, bone pin and bronze awl. Medieval circular stone dwellings and later oblong dwellings were excavated. The probable home of a Covenanter John Brown, who was shot in 1685 receives particular attention.

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Published
30-11-1927
How to Cite
Fairbairn, A. (1927). Notes on Excavations of Prehistoric and Later Sites at Muirkirk, Ayrshire 1913-1927. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 61, 269-289. Retrieved from http://soas.is.ed.ac.uk/index.php/psas/article/view/7709
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