A cist (IPA[kɪst]) is a small stone-built coffin-like box used to hold the bodies of the dead (notably during the Bronze Age in Britain and occasionally in Native American burials). The sides are usually built of single slabs. Symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet as used for English. ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual, and contrasts with soul, personality and behavior. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ...
A cist may have been associated with other monuments, perhaps under a cairn or long barrow. It would not be uncommon to find several cists close together within the same cairn or barrow. Occasionally, ornaments have been found within a cist under excavation, which could indicate the wealth of the interred individual. A cairn to mark the way along a glacier A cairn is a manmade pile of stones. ... Barrow may refer to: Barrow 1 n 1 A flat rectangular tray or cart with handles at each end. ...
A cist is also a mediterranean flower, commonly white, but a purple species also exists.
The discovery of human bones in a stone-lined grave or cist was reported by Supt. Vincent Duffy of Kilkenny Garda Station on 12th May. The discovery was made earlier in the day by Telecom Eireann employees in the course of digging a trench to lay cable pipes.
The grave was examined and excavated by the National Museum of Ireland on 13th and 14th May. The cist was uncovered in the town land of Ardra on the northern side of a low rise on the western side of the river Dinin.
Cist burials are usually found by accident either in gravel digging or while ploughing.
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