Greig, M. K., (2016). A cremation pit at Howford, Strichen, Aberdeenshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 146. Vol 146, pp. 91-102.

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A cremation pit at Howford, Strichen, Aberdeenshire
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 146
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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146
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91 - 102
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4PSAS14691_102.pdf (1 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.146.1208
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A small emergency excavation was undertaken under extreme conditions in 1984 after receiving a report that a Bronze Age urn was visible in an eroded embankment after a heavy frost. Cremated remains of a female adult and infant, 11 burnt flints, a possible fragment of ivory and five pierced clay ornaments were subsequently recovered from the remains of a cremation pit, but no urn was recorded. A radiocarbon determination 3510 ± 30 bp (SUERC-33727) was obtained from birchwood charcoal within the pit and a date from oak charcoal of 3600 ± 30 bp (SUERC-33728). Unfortunately, a few of these artefacts have been mislaid since deposition in a museum so were unavailable for analysis. The same site produced two other cremation pits, one in 1970 and another later in 1986, which produced a date of 3460 ± 35 bp (GrA-28622), suggesting a larger cemetery exists.
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Moira K Greig
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Sue Anderson (Author contributing)
Ann Clarke (Author contributing)
Michael Cressey (Author contributing)
Jacqueline I McKinley (Author contributing)
Dawn McLaren (Author contributing)
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2016
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Site: Howford Farm
Place: Strichen
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Country: UK
Grid Reference: 395385, 854725 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: Cremation Pit
Find: Clay ornaments
Find: Human remains
Find: Cinerary urn
Find: Unidentified flint
Monus: Cremation cemetery
Find: ivory fragment
Bronze Age
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23 Nov 2017
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