Keys to the Past

Glossary

Long Barrow

Long barrows are rectangular banks of earth or stones between 25 to 125m long. They may be edged by large stones, and one end is sometimes higher than the other. They usually contain at least one stone-built burial chamber. Long barrows were built in the Middle Neolithic period (3000BC to 2300BC). Each barrow may have been used for a long time, perhaps up to 500 years.

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