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Cairns

Scope note

Designates piles of stones heaped up for landmarks, monuments, memorials, or as coverings over tombs. For piles of earth, generally, use "mounds"; for piles of earth used specifically over tombs, use "burial mounds."

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

30006960

Broader Terms used

mounds

Term used for

carns

Equivalent Terms used

cairn

Created

11yrs ago

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