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long barrow

noun, Archaeology.
a funerary barrow having an elongate shape, sometimes constructed over a megalithic chamber tomb and usually containing one or more inhumed corpses along with artifacts: primarily Neolithic but extending into the Bronze Age.
Compare round barrow. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Their graves of long-barrow type are found not only in the chalk areas but on the margins of the lias formations.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

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