Dalgety bone bead
|Discovered||Dalgety, Fife, Scotland by Trevor Watkins|
It was found during archaeological excavations at Barns Farm, Dalgety, Fife, Scotland, in the context of an Early Bronze Age grave. The grave contained a single inhumed body in a coffin, accompanied by remains of three cremations. The bone bead was found amongst the burnt bone fragments of one of the cremations. It measures 32mm (oxidisation means the original length is unknown) and is suggested to date to the Bronze Age.
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- Council for British Archaeology. Scottish Regional Group (1973). Discovery and excavation in Scotland. Scottish Regional Group, Council for British Archaeology. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- Trevor Watkins. "The excavation of an Early Bronze Age cemetery at Barns Farm, Dalgety, Fife.". Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 112, 118-141. Illus. Fig.19 and Pl.9b.