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SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 270
 Date Entered 10/08/2011
 Updated on 10/08/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 08/08/2011
 Location Kisdon. North Gang Scar. Edge of terrace
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 411m
 Geology Terrace formed by the Main Limestone.
 Record Name Ring cairn at North Gang Scar, Kisdon.
 Record Description Small ringwork defined by a relatively substantial limestone ring bank faced on both sides with occasional orthostats (ie,limestone slabs set on edge, now usually leaning) with small stone infill between the faces. This ringwork is best defined as a ring cairn. Ring cairns (or enclosed cremation cemetaries) are funerary monuments which date to the early to mid bronze age. The absence of an entrance and the location of this ringwork at the very edge of the terrace mitigates against this being a very small hut circle.
 Dimensions 5.2m diameter overall, 4.5m diameter internally.
 Additional Notes Ring cairns are the more frequent of the many small burial/cremation monuments of Bronze Age date within the NE Pennine Dales and they meet the same or similar purpose as stone cairns or barrow mounds except that they are associated with cremation burials,ie the remains of cremations- ashes, contained within colared urns, rather than inhumation.
 Image 1 ID 952         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Kisdon, North Gang Scar. Ring cairn at edge of terrace.
 Image 2 ID 953         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Kisdon, North Gang Scar. Ring cairn at edge of terrace.
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