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OSSUARY

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A container or storage place for the bones of the dead.

Ossuary Cave (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
BURIAL An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific term where known.
CHARNEL HOUSE A building where the bones of the dead are stored.
CREMATION The fragmentary, burnt remains of a human body. Usually found buried, occasionally in a container associated with grave goods.
CREMATION CEMETERY A cemetery comprising exclusively cremated human remains, some or all of which may be contained within pottery vessels.

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