long barrow


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long barrow

A mound of earth constructed over a Neolithic stone tomb.
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A Neolithic long barrow burial mound in a place known as Cat's Brain, in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, is being excavated by University of Reading experts and students in the first full investigation of such a monument in the county for half a century.
The long barrow, spotted by aerial photography, is in a field at Pewsey Vale, Wilts, between the Avebury and Stonehenge sites.
Contractor address : Kingston House, The Long Barrow
Among the many burial mounds is a striking long barrow 33 metres long within which signs of a massive timber building were found.
The new display includes replicas of a Neolithic roundhouse and a burial chamber at the West Kennet long barrow.
A VERY intrepid group of Archaeology Cymru students made their way through the driving rain to explore a Neolithic Long Barrow near the very private village of Tythegston, Porthcawl.
A brisk 20-minute walk leads to Wayland's Smithy, a Neolithic long barrow and chamber tomb site that looks like a location set from Lord of the Rings.
Their bones were buried in the oldest part of the mound, known as a chambered long barrow, and researchers have now narrowed the date of their burials to between 3590 and 3560 BC.
From Winchcombe take the Charlton Abbots lane south past Belas Knap, where the long barrow offers marvellous views.
Paula Copestake, from Winchcombe in the Cotswolds, told her own personal story of seeing a procession of hooded men make their way across grassland close to the Neolithic long barrow of Belas Knap.
Meanwhile, about twelve miles west of Stonehenge in the vicinity of the Boles earthen long barrow near Warminster, there was a litter of glacially shifted stones from the Preselis.
However when the researchers used a revolutionary technique for dating remains to create a time-line, they realized that the process from agriculture to the development of long barrow chambers and causewayed enclosures happened much quicker than originally thought.