burial mound

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Noun1.burial mound - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombsburial mound - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
hill, mound - structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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The remains of houses, enclosures, irrigating streams, and burial mounds, scattered over this plain, cannot fail to give one a high idea of the condition and number of the ancient population.
Asymbolof independentKazakhstan, theGolden Manwas a Sak Warrior found intact in a burial mound in Issyk.
An application to recognise 11 burial mound locations, stretching 25km from the centre of the country to the northern coast, as a World Heritage Site was submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) more than seven years ago.
Human remains with tattoos, late 4th-early 3rd century BC, Pazyryk 2 burial mound, Altai mountains, southern Siberia, 193x239cm.
They discuss who built the mounds; their excavation, chronology, and research on their meanings; Wisconsin before the mound builders; early burial mound builders in the Woodland period and middle and late Woodland stages; the effigy mound ceremonial complex; platform mound builders of the Mississippian culture; burial mound construction and use in later times by the Oneota and others; and Indian mounds in the modern world, including legislation to preserve them, Native and scientific perspectives on them, and their legacy.
The Neolithic burial mound is being excavated by a University of Reading team in the first full investigation of such a monument for half a century.
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.
3 Left at largest burial mound to boardwalk to bench, right to track, sharp left at junction, right for 150m.
The DLI suffered significant losses in an attack on the Butte de Warlencourt, a prehistoric chalk burial mound on the Somme battlefield.
Notably, the circle occasionally encloses a central funerary deposit that is also covered by a burial mound of soil or small rocks, as occurs for the burial mound cromlechs of Pittarre, Bixustia, Ondarre I and II, etc.
Past shards of bowls, arrowheads, the beads of some small-wristed gatherer whose teeth are sown beneath a grass-sealed burial mound, you lead us.
At Campo de las Canteras and Bencarron, both cremation and inhumation are present under the burial mound.