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burial mound

noun
1.
a mound built over a grave or graves.
Compare barrow2 (def 1).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples from the web for burial mound
  • The effigy mound is both a ceremonial mound and a burial mound.
  • It may be an artifact, burial mound or some other evidence of prehistoric humanity.
Encyclopedia Article for burial mound

artificial hill of earth and stones built over the remains of the dead. In England the equivalent term is barrow; in Scotland, cairn; and in Europe and elsewhere, tumulus.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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