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round barrow

A mound of earth constructed over a Bronze Age tomb or site of a cremation.
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Alternatively, it may have been one of these time-revered mounds known as tumuli, or round barrows, where Bronze and Iron Age tribes buried their dead.
This has revealed exciting sites such as Bronze Age round barrows, a prehistoric coastal promontory fort, the possible site of a lost chapel and a multitude of ancient field systems.
Dr Lewis said: "Private owners, developers and estate managers are key players in tackling all kinds of heritage at risk from city centre hotels, industrial buildings and monuments to historic parklands, ruined marcher castles and round barrows, so the opportunity to speak to them at an event like this was one English Heritage did not want to miss."
The Quantocks date back as far as prehistoric times with evidence of Mesolithic flints found at North Petherton along with the discovery of round barrows dating back to the Bronze Age.
Goonhilly Downs contains a large barrow and several round barrows from the Early Bronze Age period (c.
Round barrows are the most common form of prehistoric monuments in Britain with over 30,000 sites known, and have been subject to over 200 years of research and excavation.
Neolithic stone structures, iron Age fortifications, Saxon burial grounds, civil war sites, long barrows, round barrows, tumulae, medieval field systems and Norman castles are just a selection of the historical monuments that populate the North Wessex Downs AONB, and the majority of these fall within the boundaries of Avebury World Heritage site, which was jointly inscribed with Stonehenge in 1986.
"From the bronze age we have scores of round barrows, once used for burial, visible as plough-levelled circles in fields.
Archaeologists from Cambria Archaeology discovered the remains of a Neolithic settlement, three Bronze Age round barrows and an Iron Age farmstead.