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CHAMBERED CAIRN

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A Neolithic burial monument comprising a stone-built chamber within a mound of stones.

Heel Cairn (Non-Preferred) | Passage Grave (Non-Preferred) | Stalled Cairn (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
RING CAIRN A circular cairn with a central court.
SQUARE CAIRN A square mound of stones, often bounded by a kerb, raised over a burial.
TOMB A grave or sepulchre including a monument. Use specific term where known.

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