Keys to the Past

Bronze Age burial cist and Neolithic or Bronze Age cup marked stone, Lilburn Hill Farm, Lilburn (Tillside)

Between four and six thousand years ago, during the Neolithic period, people carved cup and ring marks on stones. Between approximately three and four thousand years ago, in the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in a cist, possibly within a cairn. The cist was discovered at Lilburn Hill Farm in 1883. The cover of the cist was carved with cup and ring marks. The stone is now in the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne. Some archaeologists think that the Bronze Age people re-used Neolithic carved stones. Others think the Bronze Age people carved the stones themselves. A similar burial has been found nearby.

Reference number:N3477
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; A S Phillips



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


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