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.
The beads were found in a grave covered by a burial mound. The position of the surviving bones suggest the body was buried lying on one side in a foetal pose and was wearing the necklace at the time of burial.
Over the last three years the project has also uncovered seven burials of Early Bronze Age cremated remains at this elaborate and well-preserved burial mound made of earth and stone at Berk Farm, Kirk Michael.
The landmark includes six burial mound fields that consist of a few dozen to a several thousand tumuli.
Archaeologists uncovered the remains along with magnificent gold-embroidered armour and other precious funerary artefacts during a dig at the Issyk burial mound in the south of the country in 1969, and quickly dubbed him the "Golden Man".
Broken and angry, Shoko desecrated her family's burial mound and released the Seven Masaki as revenge before throwing herself into the sea.
AKeeping its character and charm, the property is home to an ancient monument called Crug Bychan, which translates to "small or little mound" - and it is believed to be a Bronze-age burial mound.
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.
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.
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.