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Entrance Graves or Chambered Cairns

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This page concerns Chambered Cairns, also known as entrance graves.

They date probably from the early-to-mid 2000s BCE, the late neolithic. Often they are called Scillonian chambered cairns or entrance graves, since there are many of them on the Isles of Scilly. But current research reckons they originated in West Penwith, before the Scillies were permanently settled, though they are less common in Penwith.


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Entrance graves in West Penwith
Chambered cairns in West Penwith
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Issues 1-100 | 1986-2019
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