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Edinburgh, Juniper Green

Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Juniper Green

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 50298

Site Number NT16NE 4

NGR NT 19 69

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT16NE 4 19 69.

A short cist, measuring nearly 4' x 2', was found at Juniper Green (NT 1969) in 1851. It occupied a slightly raised site, which Wilson considered marked traces of a nearly levelled tumulus. The cist, whose joints had been luted with clay, contained a contracted male inhumation, with the head resting on a flat water-worn stone, accompanied by a beaker (Clarke's N3.L type). This beaker, and the cranium, were purchased for the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS Accession nos: EG 3 and ET 33 respectively).

D Wilson 1863; D L Clarke 1970; NMAS 1892

No further information.

Visited by OS (JFC) 1 June 1954


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