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A stony mound containing or concealing deliberately deposited human remains. Use specific term where known.

Burial Mound (Non-Preferred) | Small Cairn (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
BARROW An artificial mound of earth and/or turf and stone raised over one or more burials, sometimes surrounded by a ditch.
CAIRN CEMETERY A group of cairns in close proximity which are predominantly funerary or ritual in nature.
KERB CAIRN A prehistoric monument comprising a low mound or stone cairn ringed by a prominent kerb of stones, which is usually taller than the mound or cairn itself. Linked Data resource