chamber tomb


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chamber tomb

n.
A Neolithic tomb consisting of a chamber built out of large upright stones with one or more capstones, buried in an earthen mound.
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A preliminary report on the human remains from a rock-cut chamber tomb near Iraq Al-Amir.
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.
Consideration of particular finds at the site are featured in contributions by Anja Fogert on a Pazuzu head, by Florian Janoscha Kreppner and Heide Hornig on an early Neo-Assyrian chamber tomb, by Christa Muller-Kessler on the Aramaic dockets inked on cuneiform tablets, by Marina Pucci on a ninth-century canal in the Lower City, and the publication by Karen Radner of fourteen Neo-Assyrian texts from excavations in 2003 and later.
Anna Ritchie's report on her research excavations of the chamber tomb at the Holm of Papa Westray North, in Orkney, offers another exemplary exposition of a carefully-executed excavation, and an attempt to maximise the information yield from the material retrieved.
During our first field season, we excavated a large chamber tomb similar to those of the Warrior Priest and the Bird Priest at Sipan.
This article presents my analysis of the human skeletal remains recovered from the first large chamber tomb at Sipan, designated Tomb 1 (Alva & Donnan 1993).