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chamber tomb

noun, Archaeology
1.
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.
Compare dolmen, passage grave.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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