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urnfield

[ urn-feeld ]
/ ˈɜrnˌfild /
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noun

a Bronze Age cemetery in which the ashes of the dead were buried in urns.

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Origin of urnfield

First recorded in 1885–90; urn + field

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British Dictionary definitions for urnfield

urnfield
/ (ˈɜːnˌfiːld) /

noun

a cemetery full of individual cremation urns

adjective

(of a number of Bronze Age cultures) characterized by cremation in urns, which began in E Europe about the second millennium bc and by the seventh century bc had covered almost all of mainland Europe
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