Notes (1) on an Ancient Interment recently discovered at the Leithies; (2) a Kitchen-Midden at the Rhodes Links; and (3) a Cist, with an Urn of drinking-cup type, near the West Links, North Berwick

James T Richardson
1900 Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland  
A high tide which lately washed away the lower part of a grassy slope adjoining the beach in a small bay a short distance to the E. of North Berwick exposed a bank of waterworn stones, from which, at a distance of 4 ft. or thereby from the surface, some human bones were observed protruding. On removing the sand and stones forming the bank a skeleton was found, placed at full length on its back, lying somewhat N.E. by S.W., with the head to the N. The arms were folded across the chest with the
more » ... nds resting on the shoulders. The body had been laid simply among the stones, and was not encased in anything resembling a cist. No articles of any kind were found buried along with it. The bones were in a very brittle condition, and, as far as could be judged, from the shape of the lower jaw and the condition of the teeth, wore those of an adult of middle age. The teeth were complete in number, with the exception
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