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Newlands Of Oyne


Nearest Town:Inverurie (9km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ69492533 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 19' 3.2" N
Longitude:   2° 30' 23.81" W

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'Two graves of an early historical age, containing some bones and dust, and at least one burial urn were found on the farm of Newlands. In the beginning of August, 1932, the cover stone of a short cist was discovered while excavation was taking place for material to repair the road leading up to the farm of Newlands. On raising this stone a short cist was uncovered on the floor of which lay the remains of a human skeleton and an urn. Mr. George Murray, the farmer, removed the urn to his house, left the bones undisturbed and replaced the cover so that the burial might be examined by one familiar with such deposits. This was a typical short cist of the early Bronze Age and was formed by four slabs set on edge, one at each side and one at each end. The urn which belongs to the beaker class was found intact apart from two cracks on opposite sides of the lip.'

Algy Watson.

Oyne Past and Present.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th August 2010ce


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The detailed account of the excavation by Professor Alexander Low during 1935. There are pictures of the cist, urn and various other finds.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th August 2010ce
Edited 15th August 2010ce