Keys to the Past

Bronze Age cist burials at Shell Law (Lesbury)

Between approximately 3000 and 4000 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in five cists at Shell Law. The cists were discovered and opened in 1850. The cists contained human bones. Two cists contained pots, which can be seen today at the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reference number:N5698
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Lesbury


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