chamber tomb

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passage grave, chamber tomb

In prehistoric Europe, a chamber approached by a long passage, of megalithic construction, covered and protected by an artificial mound.
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A preliminary report on the human remains from a rock-cut chamber tomb near Iraq Al-Amir.
The longevity, size and quality of the tombs, the large number of tombs, burials and burial goods and the formal disposal of neonates, infants and children in chamber tombs are unparalleled.
As chamber tombs could not have been constructed in response to a recent death, there is a strong implication of planning for the future, of tomb-building as an assertive act of association and belonging with long-term implications of inherited rights and associations.
Dedicated to the doyenne of Welsh megalithic studies Frances Lynch, its fide inspired by one of her reflections on Welsh portal dolmens, this volume aims to explore the landscape setting of Wales' megalithic chamber tombs from the kind of theoretical perspective that might not automatically be associated with Lynch (although the authors credit her with a pioneering contribution along these lines).
He presented three case studies, two of which concerned the megalithic chamber tombs of south-west and south-east Wales.
A total of three LBA necropoli of rock-cut chamber tombs are located on the steep slopes near by.