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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Its motifs resemble those of the Neolithic chambered tomb of Gavrinis in southern Brittany and of several Iberian megalithic tombs (Figure 10).
Naomi Mitchison wrote Early in Orcadia after a friend took her to another of Orkney's chambered tombs, Isbister, which has no passage entry, because "she knew it would waken something in me" (8).
Partly for reasons of convenience, most tourists are drawn to four monuments on the western part of the Mainland (which despite its name is actually the largest of the Orkney Islands): Skara Brae; the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, megalithic henge monuments that date back as many as 5,000 years; and Maes Howe, one of Europe's greatest chambered tombs.
Ness of Brodgar lies near the Heart Of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, comprising Skara Brae, the Maeshowe chambered tomb, the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.
Tomb of the Eagles: Farmer Ronnie Simison discovered this neolithic, chambered tomb on his land in 1958.
Giants Grave is a Neolithic chambered tomb of the Severn Cotswold type and testimony to the dramatic change of lifestyle between the earlier hunter gatherers, and Gower's first farmers.
Permanent structures such the chambered tomb - also known as dolmen or cromlech - were built by the first farmers in Wales during the Neolithic period from 4400 to 2300BC.
Although burials are known from early investigations, these structures stand apart from other kinds of chambered tomb in Wales; perhaps they are part of a wider tradition around the Celtic Sea seen also in the quoits or chocked stones of Cornwall (Bender et al.
Researchers from the Welsh Rock Art Organisation have this week begun their excavation of Anglesey's least known Neolithic chambered tombs - Perthi Duon.
Next day I turned back the clock a few millennia to find out about Orkney's Neolithic history, which includes the great henges of Brodgar and Stenness and the magnificent chambered tombs of Maeshowe.
Cummings (Archaeology, University of Central Lancashire) provides an introduction to the chambered tombs of west Wales, northern Britain's west coast, coastal south and western Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the east coast of Ireland.
This documentary shows how two archaeological teams, one from Reading, the other from Princeton University, looked at a number of Stone Age sites, which included chambered tombs, cairns and stone circles in the British Isles.