An Iron Age burial with a polished stone disc from Baledgarno, Perth and Kinross
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A polished stone disc which has long lurked in Dundee Museum’s collections is identified as a rare example associated with an Iron Age burial. This was an occasional but recurrent rite during the Roman Iron Age, with parallels further up the E coast as far as Shetland. Where the burial rite is recorded they are from inhumations. The findspot can be plausibly
identified to a gravel pit near Baledgarno recorded on early maps. An early Medieval barrow cemetery is known immediately to the N, providing another potential instance of early Medieval graves deliberately focussing on an earlier Iron Age burial.