Park Head – Tumulus

Tumulus, Barrow, Burial mounds or kurgans are ancient burial place covered with a large mound of earth. Barrows were constructed in Britain from Neolithic (c. 4000 BC) until late pre-Christian (c. AD 600) times. Barrows of the Neolithic Period were long and contained the various members of a family or clan, while those of the Early Bronze Age (c. 1900 BC) were round in shape and were used to bury a single important individual, perhaps a chief or clan leader.

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