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Bronze Age burial found on Lilburn South Steads 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 on Lilburn South Steads Farm in 1946. The cist contained a pot, a copper alloy knife blade, a jet button. A Bronze Age stone axe head was found at the same spot three years later. The objects are now in the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reference number:N3486
Historical period: 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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