urnfield


urnfield
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a Bronze Age cemetery of urn burials

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/errn"feeld'/, n.
a Bronze Age cemetery in which the ashes of the dead were buried in urns.
[1885-90; URN + FIELD]

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urnˈfield noun
A late Bronze Age cemetery containing cinerary urns
adjective
Of or relating to a people, culture, etc using this method of burial
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