Hampshire Archaeology

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Glossary

Barrow – a mound of earth or stones over a grave.

Cairn – man-made pile or stack of stones.

Knapping – shaping of flint and other stones with a hammer to make tools, weapons, building materials or decorative items.

Longbarrow – an earth mound, normally a collective tomb.

Neolithic – period ranging roughly between 4,500 BC – 2,000 BC.

Silted – to be filled with silt, a fine deposit of mud or clay generally found in a river or lake.

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