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The Bronze Age

Ritual

Bronze Age Urn, Ochiltree

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

A cinerary urn found in a mound in 1955 when excavating for drains at a new housing scheme. The urn, which was found inverted 1.0m below the present surface, contained a large quantity of calcined bones and rested on a clay 'floor' without a stone slab. 

 

Perhaps the mound contains further urns, and there is the possibility that this may be a tumulus containing a central cist and a number of secondary cremation burials.

Place of Discovery:
Ochiltree
Materials/Media:
ceramic
Source:
Rozelle House Galleries
Accession number:
3756 SAC
Digital Number:
SAAH002n
Copyright:
South Ayrshire Council
RCAHMS site record:
Urn, Ochiltree