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A two-year forensic archaeological study has dated the remarkable find to the years 2154-2026BC and helped provide a window into the complex and varied mortuary practices of the ancient time in Scotland.
The cist was one of two found at a disused part of a quarry in Sannox in March 2012.
Read all about it in the Arran Banner edition of April 18 2014, also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital