passage grave

passage grave

noun Archaeology.
a megalithic tomb of the Neolithic and Copper or early Bronze ages found in the British Isles and Europe, consisting of a roofed burial chamber and narrow entrance passage covered by a round mound and containing human remains and funerary offerings.
Compare chamber tomb.


Origin:
1930–35

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