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West Linton Cist Cemetery

Burial Chamber


This site is a reconstruction of a cist found nearby:
The original site was exposed in 1993 by the waters of a nearby reservoir and consisted of nine stone-lined burial chambers. In addition to fragmentary human remains these contained decorated pottery vessels, worked flints and some of the earliest pieces of lead yet found in Britain. Lead occurs naturally at West Linton and the pieces found took the form of beads, which had been combined with shale discs in a necklace for a small child. This site may be reached on one of a network of paths which radiates from the West Linton Village.
Source: The Scottish Borders Heritage Web site
Kammer Posted by Kammer
9th December 2003ce
Edited 9th December 2003ce

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