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tumulus

(to͞o`myələs), plural tumuli (–lī), in archaeology, a heap of earth or stones placed over a grave. The terms moundmound,
prehistoric earthwork erected as a memorial or landmark over a burial place, a defensive embankment, or a site for ceremonial or religious rites or other functions.
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, barrowbarrow,
in archaeology, a burial mound. Earth and stone or timber are the usual construction materials; in parts of SE Asia stone and brick have entirely replaced earth. A barrow built primarily of stone is often called a cairn.
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, or cairncairn,
pile of stones, usually conical in shape, raised as a landmark or a memorial. In prehistoric times it was usually erected over a burial. A barrow is sometimes called a cairn.
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 are more common in modern usage.

tumulus

A mound of earth or stone protecting a tomb chamber or simple grave; a barrow, 2.

tumulus

Archaeol (no longer in technical usage) another word for barrow2
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The ceramic material collected suggest that the tumulus was erected in the 3rd century BC and likely that it was related to the political program of the Ptolemy's.
prey preference and prey consumption rate) of Hottentotta tumulus (Fabricius, 1798) and Odontobuthus odonturus (Pocock, 1897) in the laboratory and in their natural habitat.
In fact, at Tumulus A in Setefilla, there are 45 tombs for over a century of use, which works out to about 11 burials per generation.
During the run-up to the posthumous 1982 publication of Young's excavations of Tumulus MM--the massive tomb which dominates the site and which was initially attributed to Midas himself, but is now generally thought to belong to an immediate predecessor--it became clear that the earlier reconstructions of the array of furniture found within were unsatisfactory.
In Welsh folklore, the summit of Snowdon is said to be the tomb of a giant, hence the name Yr Wyddfa, tumulus, but the mountain's real story holds its own fantasy.
Meet at 10am at Llantwit Major train station for A Porthcawl Tumulus, St David's Well and railway line.
sit tumulus lenae curto vetus amphora eolio: 75 urgeat hunc supra vis, caprifice, tua.
The tomb was discovered during the excavation of a large mound - the Great Tumulus - at Vergina in 1977.
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As a result of excavations made in Incirlik, Findos Tumulus, Pembeli (Pamuklu) Tumulus, Alikoy Tumulus, Kyzyl Tumulus situated on the paths between Burdur-Isparta, antiques have been uncovered giving evidence of these settlement areas since the early and late Chalcolithic age and the ceramics found are fine sided monograms.
tumulus the humeral angles are expanded into large and acute spines, directed outward and slightly backward, the upper margin of metapleura without large tubercular expansion and the body size shorter than 7.