Keys to the Past

Bronze Age burials near Lilburn Tower Farm (Tillside)

Between approximately 3000 and 4000 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in cists, sometimes within cairns. A cist was discovered just west of Lilburn Tower farm in 1954 by Mr J Robertson. The cist contained burnt bones, charcoal and broken pottery. The next day, he found the remains of another burial nearby, consisting of pottery sherds and flint tools. The objects are now in the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reference number:N3478
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):EXCAVATION, A Food Vessel burial at West Lilburn 1954
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard

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

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