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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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In summary, recent scholarship rarely aims to clarify secondary burial terminology and associated mortuary practices in chamber tombs and tholoi using bioarchaeological methods applied to legacy data.
It includes Mycenaean primary burials and deposits labeled "secondary burials" from three sites with two tomb types: chamber tombs and tholoi (Table 3).
Baughan accepts the new Gordion chronology in her discussion of rock-cut chamber tombs in Phrygia, as well as a late date for Arslan Kaya (sixth century BC), relegating dissenting opinions to brief citations in her notes--with uncertain consequences for the dating of these Phrygian tombs (pp.
These finely made figures and dioramas have attracted the interest of archaeologists, art historians, and museum curators for over a century because of their expressiveness and rich detail, tempered by the sad fact that most of these objects were looted from shaft and chamber tombs and sold on the wider art market.
The author of this work takes a non-traditional approach to interpreting tomb architecture, the use of interior space, and grave goods by focusing on patterns of similarity among internments in the chamber tombs of Bronze Age Canaan.
Both articles refer to Cerveteri, the necropolis with streets and squares of seventh and sixth century BC chamber tombs. Articles about the discoveries, clipped from National Geographic magazines, added to my intense desire to visit the hill towns of Italy.
The ruins date from at least 2800 BC through to intact buildings, courtyards, streets, chamber tombs and some thirty-seven cist graves which are thought to belong to the Mycenaean period (c.1680-1180 BC).
A preliminary report on the human remains from a rock-cut chamber tomb near Iraq Al-Amir.--Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 44, 201-209.