long barrow


noun Archaeology.

a funerary barrow having an elongate shape, sometimes constructed over a megalithic chamber tomb and usually containing one or more inhumed corpses along with artifacts: primarily Neolithic but extending into the Bronze Age.

Nearby words

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  5. long axis,
  6. long beach,
  7. long bone,
  8. long branch,
  9. long card,
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Compare round barrow.

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Examples from the Web for long barrow

  • Their graves of long-barrow type are found not only in the chalk areas but on the margins of the lias formations.

    Ancient Man in Britain|Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie