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<b>Kirkhaugh</b>Posted by StoneshifterImage ©
Nearest Town:Hexham (27km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NY707492 / Sheets: 86, 87
Latitude:54° 50' 11.61" N
Longitude:   2° 27' 22.43" W

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Boys strike gold with ornament dig

Seems a second gold 'earing', this one interpreted as a hair ornament, that looks akin to the one found at Kirkhaugh in 1935.

Makes it one of the oldest bits of metal in Britain, dating back to the chalcolithic, around 2,300BCE.
Hob Posted by Hob
5th August 2014ce

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The hair or ear ring found at Kirhaugh, is almost identical to a pair found at Boltby Scar also. They are thought to have originated in Ireland. Posted by BrigantesNation
10th August 2003ce

There are three cairns at this site, and at least one of them is known to have contained a burial. The Kirkhaugh "ear ornament" (looks more like a dreadlock ring to me!), identical to that which was found buried with the famous "Amesbury Archer", was discovered in this burial and is some of the earliest gold sheetwork known in Britain. TomBo Posted by TomBo
17th July 2003ce
Edited 28th July 2003ce


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Altogether Archaeology: Kirkhaugh Cairn Geophysical survey, 2014.

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"Summary: This report presents the results of geophysical surveys conducted as part of the
North Pennines AONB Partnership’s ‘Altogether Archaeology’ community project at
Kirkhaugh in Tynedale. The works comprised detailed geomagnetic and earth
resistance surveys over a Bell beaker barrow prior to renewed excavation; the site
had been partially excavated in 1935."
Hob Posted by Hob
21st May 2016ce

BrigantesNation Kirkhaugh page

Posted by BrigantesNation
10th August 2003ce