Urnfields - definition of urnfields by The Free Dictionary
urnfield (redirected from urnfields)
a cemetery full of individual cremation urns
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (of a number of Bronze Age cultures) characterized by cremation in urns, which began in E Europe about the second millennium bc and by the seventh century bc had covered almost all of mainland Europe
References in periodicals archive
Nico Roymans (2005) brings out the strong link between folklore recorded in the 19th century about urnfields and barrows (origin from 1100-450 BC) in southern Netherlands and northern Belgium--although folklore is not treating these sites as burial places.
The cultural biography of urnfields and the long-term history of a mythical landscape.--Archaeological Dialogues, 2: 1, 2-24.
Influence from the 'groupe Rhin-Suisse-France Orientale' on the pottery from the late Bronze Age urnfields
in Western Belgium.