The Excavations of Cairns at Blawearie, Old Bewick, Northumberland
This source preferred by Iain Hewitt
Authors: Hewitt, I., Beckensall, S.G., Gale, J., Turner, J. and Nye, S.
Journal: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
Blawearie Cairn was first excavated by Canon William Greenwell in 1865.His findings indicated that the cairn was a cist cemetery of the Early Bronze Age. Recent excavation has demonstrated that the cairn was originally a kerb circle and that the funerary rites were not necessarily its prime function.