Keys to the Past

Bronze Age cists on Lilburn Hill (Tillside)

Between approximately 3000 and 4000 years ago, in the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in three cists, possibly within a cairn in East Cairnfold field, Lilburn Hill Farm. The cists were discovered and opened in 1886. Two pots, cremated bone and a skeleton were found. One of the pots is now in the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reference number:N3286
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside

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