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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Similar to chamber tomb 5, no skeletal articulations were present in any deposit on the chamber tomb 12 drawing, and I did not find any no refits of bone fragments among burial deposits within the tomb.
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.
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.
During our first field season, we excavated a large chamber tomb similar to those of the Warrior Priest and the Bird Priest at Sipan.
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.
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.