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MORTUARY ENCLOSURE

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A rectangular or sub-rectangular enclosure of Neolithic date, assumed to have been used for the exposure of human remains prior to secondary burial.

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.
ENCLOSURE An area with defined boundaries. Use specific term where known.

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