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Bronze Age cist burials at Birney-Knowe Field (Lesbury)

Between approximately 3000 and 4000 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people buried their dead in a cists at a place later to become Birney-Knowe Field in the township of, Lesbury. The cist was discovered and opened in 1823. Two pots were found, one of which can be seen today at Alnwick Castle Museum.

Reference number:N5703
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Lesbury


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