posted on Apr, 4 2004 @ 04:04 PM
Back in 2001, Douglas Speirs, Fife Council's archaeologist, received an application from a local developer to build houses on some farmland on the
outskirts of Leven. While doing his research into whether the site contained anything of archaeological interest that should be investigated prior to
any development, Douglas found that a cist burial had been discovered on the site in the mid-1940s. A cist is a Bronze-Age stone-lined pit, like a
small chamber, into which dead people were interred.
Following a further evaluation of the site, Douglas found that the development area contained not one, but possibly eight individual cist burials
collected into what looked like a prehistoric cemetery. What was this 4,000-year-old site all about? Douglas invited Time Team to lend a hand.
Time Team site