Grave on the green - Perth
Perthshire Advertiser fri 14th may 2004
Work on the new golf development in perth was brought to a sudden halt yesterday as buried bones were found under the site of the 13th green.
Although police were called, this body mystery is more a job for archaeologists than detectives as the bone are believed to date from the broze age.
Employees with Marwell maintainance services , Aberdeen, were excavating for a new adventure golf putting course at the noahs ark golf center on perth western edge,when they made the discovery.
Niall Mcgill , perthshire advertiser golf guru and center prof.,said : As the guys were excuvating for the course they tried to move a large stone and found a hollow chamber underneth with bone inside.
When archaeoligists visited the site, it was soon clear that the discovery was a major historical find.
David Stachan ,PKHT archaeoligist and all round good egg, said the remains are of a well preserved cist burial of the Broze age, dating from 2500-700BC.
The cist is a stone lined coffin and within a body was found in the foetal position.
The survival of the skelital remains indicates the cist is undesturbed.It remarkable since its at the edge of the center car park.
The cist also contains other features of interest, CUP MARKS and small indentations cut into the cap stone of the cist by the prehistoric builders.
There is also a large quartz pebble inserted into the side of the cist.
Quartz may have had some special significance to prehistoric people as it often appears at the ritual sites said Davie boy !!!
A full excavation of the cist began yesterday afternoon.
The work has been funded by HS and once excavation is finished builders will be back on site to continue the putting coarse development.
However, The discovery will not go unmarked.
Niall said : we found the burial under what is going to be the 13th hole, so we're now thinking of a way to mark the site for visitors to the course. ( Q MEGARAKS!!!!!!)
Posted by scotty
15th May 2004ce
Edited 15th May 2004ce