Cairn

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  • Anthropology/Archaeology
  1. One method used by aboriginal peoples to bury elite family members, which was practiced up until 1,000 years ago. The deceased was placed in the ground and then covered with a large number of massive boulders, which marked the grave.
  • Geology
  1. An artificial mound of rocks, stones, or masonry, usually conical or pyramidal, used in surveying to aid in the identification of a point or boundary. AGI
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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