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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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The chambered tomb has stood for more than 5,500 years, after being constructed during the Neolithic period.
The chambered tomb has been partially reconstructed following its excavation.
The nature of the woman's grave - a simple burial rather than a chambered tomb - has raised questions as to how the woman, physically deformed by the disease, may have been treated by her community.
The nature of the woman's grave -- a simple burial rather than a chambered tomb -- has raised questions as to how the woman, physically deformed by the disease, may have been treated by her community.
Members of the Anglesey Druid Order and experts on the ancient world hope the Neolithic chambered tomb, near Llanddaniel, could grow to rival or even eclipse its celebrated English neighbour.
In doing so, he treats the tombs as if they were literary texts with debatable meaning, having previously pointed out that "the architecture of a chambered tomb relied on analogy and metaphor for its understanding and interpretation" ("Doorways" 67).
The island, the largest of the Orkney Island group at 26 miles long, boasts numerous Neolithic prehistoric ruins, including stone ceremonial circles, a chambered tomb, and a preserved Neolithic village, Skara Brae.
They comprise the Maes Howe chambered tomb, the Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar ceremonial stone circles and prehistoric settlements including Skara Brae.
The Calderstones chambered tomb dates from the early Bronze Age and evidence of settlements in the form of arrowheads and burial sites have been discovered.
'Once the bodies had become skeletons it seems that most of the bones were then moved to other ritual sites, like the nearby chambered tomb of St Lythans.
This shows that the Tinkinswood area was being used for burial long after the neolithic chambered tomb had been closed and new forms of burial tradition were introduced.