<bron181.htm>     [Bronze Age Text]


(CLICK to Enlarge)


          Typical burial tumulus of the Iberian Bronze Age, from Portugal.  The mound is 60 ft. high, matching that of the Grave Creek mount in West Virginia.  But the burial chamber is constructed of fitted stones, whereas in North America timber covered by loose stone fill was used.  With rotting of the wood, the chamber in the Grave Creek mound collapsed, whereas the Portuguese example did not (Fell 1982).