Definition of Burial mound

1. Noun. (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs.

Exact synonyms: Barrow, Grave Mound, Tumulus
Generic synonyms: Hill, Mound
Category relationships: Archaeology, Archeology



Definition of Burial mound

1. Noun. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burial Mound

burgrave
burgraves
burgs
burgundies
burgundy
burhel
burhels
buriable
burial
burial chamber
burial garment
burial ground
burial grounds
burial mound (current term)
burial mounds
burial site
burial vault
buriall
burialls
burials
burian
buried
buried flap
buried soil
buried suture
buried the hatchet
buried treasure

Literary usage of Burial mound

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1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1877)
"INVESTIGATION OF THE burial mound AT FORT WAYNE, ON THE DETROIT RIVER, MICHIGAN. By HENRY GILLMAN, of Detroit, Michigan. THE mound, of which with its ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1891)
"NOTICE OF EXCAVATIONS IN A burial mound OF THE VIKING TIME IN ORONSAY. BY MALCOLM M'NEILL, FSA SCOT. On the 15th April 1891 Sir John M'Neill's attention was ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"The ordinary burial mound consisted of a circular, rounded, ... The second kind of burial mound is distinguished by having no wood and no burial chambers, ..."

4. Travels Amongst American Indians: Their Ancient Earthworks and Temples by Lindesay Brine (1894)
"Discoveries made in a burial mound.—Fortifications near Portsmouth.— Encampments in the valley of the Scioto. THE great earthworks in Ohio are the subject ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"The ordinary burial mound consisted of a circular, rounded, ... The second kind of burial mound is distinguished by having no wood and no burial chambers, ..."

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