Tyne and Wear HER(155): Tunstall Hills, inhumation - Details
Tunstall Hills, inhumation
Religious Ritual and Funerary
On the south peak of Tunstall Hill a grave was discovered in 1887 whilst preparing the ground for a bonfire to commemmorate the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign. The grave had been hewn out of the solid limestone and contained a human skeleton apparently of the Stone Age. This is the only reference to this discovery, and there is no secure evidence for its date.
<< HER 155 >> W.C. Mitchell, 1919, History of Sunderland, p. 10 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 71, no. 7.2