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BARROW

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An artificial mound of earth and/or turf and stone raised over one or more burials, sometimes surrounded by a ditch.

Burial Mound (Non-Preferred) | Tumulus (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
BARROW CEMETERY A cluster of closely-spaced barrows and related monuments, e.g. ring ditches.
BURIAL CAIRN A stony mound containing or concealing deliberately deposited human remains. Use specific term where known.
MORTUARY ENCLOSURE A rectangular or sub-rectangular enclosure of Neolithic date, assumed to have been used for the exposure of human remains prior to secondary burial.
MOUND An artificial elevation of earth or stones. Use more specific term where known.

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