Kirby, M., (2018). A Bronze Age barrow cemetery and a medieval enclosure at Orchardfield, East Linton, East Lothian. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. https://doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2018.80.

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A Bronze Age barrow cemetery and a medieval enclosure at Orchardfield, East Linton, East Lothian
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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80
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34
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2056-7421_2018_80_Orchardfield.pdf (4 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2018.80
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Monograph (in Series)
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Three ring-ditches, interpreted as a Bronze Age barrow cemetery, and a large ditched enclosure of likely medieval date were excavated at East Linton in advance of residential development. Cremation burials were recovered from all three of the ring-ditches, from their upper ditch fills and from a central pit in one of the ring-ditches. Also mixed into the fills were sherds of pottery, a few lithics, and two stone grinders/rubbers. A large pit close to one of the ring-ditches, which may have been used to dispose of the residue ash from one or more funeral pyres, was also excavated and provides an insight into the wider ritual activity taking place on or near the site. To the east of the barrow cemetery, a meandering length of ditch is considered to be medieval in date and probably forms an enclosure. Radiocarbon determinations produced Middle Bronze Age dates for samples of cremated human bone, with charred grain producing Iron Age and medieval dates.
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Magnus Kirby
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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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Michael Cressey (Author contributing)
Sue Anderson (Author contributing)
Mhairi Hastie (Author contributing)
Melanie Johnson (Author contributing)
Ann Clarke (Author contributing)
Clare Ellis (Author contributing)
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2018
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Country: Scotland
District: East Lothian
Place: Orchardfield
Place: East Linton
Grid Reference: 358800, 677100 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Monument Type Scotland: HUMAN REMAINS
RCAHMS Scotland: ORGANIC MATERIAL
RCAHMS Scotland: POLISHER
Subject - Auto Detected: pit
Subject - Auto Detected: enclosure
Monument Type Scotland: BARROW CEMETERY
Monument Type Scotland: RING DITCH
Subject - Auto Detected: burials
Subject - Auto Detected: charred grain
RCAHMS Scotland: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Monument Type Scotland: CREMATION
Subject - Auto Detected: ditch
RCAHMS Scotland: POTTERY SHERD
MEDIEVAL
BRONZE AGE
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29 Oct 2018
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