Keys to the Past

Low Hauxley Bronze Age cairns and mesolithic artefacts (Hauxley)

The inside of a cist at Low Hauxley as excavated in 1994, showing a pot and cremated bone fragments. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
The inside of a cist at Low Hauxley as excavated in 1994, showing a pot and cremated bone fragments. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

A cist at Low Hauxley as first seen in 1994. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
A cist at Low Hauxley as first seen in 1994. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

On this beach in 1983, archaeologists found two Bronze Age cairns, containing two skeletons and one cremation burial. A Mesolithic midden was discovered underneath one of the cairns. Near this site in 1994 archaeologists excavated two more Bronze Age burial cists. Each cist contained a burial and a pot. Another Bronze Age cist was discovered nearby in 1995.

Reference number:N5604
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
BOREHOLE SURVEY, Low Hauxley 1994; Lancaster University Archaeological Unit
TRIAL TRENCH, Low Hauxley, Northumberland 1994; LANCASTER UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT
FIELD SURVEY, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment - Phase 2 2010; Archaeological Research Services

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hauxley


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