Chamber-tomb

chamber tomb

noun Archaeology.
a type of late Neolithic to Bronze Age tomb found in Britain and Europe, usually of megaliths covered by mounds, sometimes decorated, and used for successive family or clan burials spanning a number of generations.


Origin:
1890–95

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