urnfield

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urnfield

(ˈɜːnˌfiːld)
n
a cemetery full of individual cremation urns
adj
(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
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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.