long barrow


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long barrow

A mound of earth constructed over a Neolithic stone tomb.
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| St Lythans Burial Chamber, Dyffryn This chambered long barrow would once have been covered in earth with a forecourt, but all this has long since vanished.
The long barrow, spotted by aerial photography, is in a field at Pewsey Vale, Wilts, between the Avebury and Stonehenge sites.
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 results are astounding, including the discovery of 17 previously unknown ritual monuments, and a "long barrow'' burial site -- itself now buried.
The new display includes replicas of a Neolithic roundhouse and a burial chamber at the West Kennet long barrow.
A VERY intrepid group of Archaeology Cymru students made their way through the driving rain to explore a Neolithic Long Barrow near the very private village of Tythegston, Porthcawl.
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.
Their bones were buried in the oldest part of the mound, known as a chambered long barrow, and researchers have now narrowed the date of their burials to between 3590 and 3560 BC.
From Winchcombe take the Charlton Abbots lane south past Belas Knap, where the long barrow offers marvellous views.
l HOODED MEN: A procession of hooded monks makes its way across grassland close to the Neolithic long barrow of Belas Knap, close to Winchcombe and Cleeve Hill.