A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.
Pronounced 'Kist'. A cist is a stone lined grave, usually rectangular in plan with a capping stone. These cists may or may not have been part of a burial mound. Cist burials are common in the Bronze Age and Romano-British periods.
A cist (IPA ) is a small stone-built coffin-like box or ossuary used to hold the bodies of the dead (notably during the Bronze Age in the British Isles and occasionally in Native American burials). The sides are usually built of single slabs.