Hilversum Culture

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Middle Bronze Age groups living in north Belgium and the southern Netherlands. Characterized by the use of cremation burial under round barrows set in round barrow cemeteries. In such burials the urns used to contain the ashes of the deceased were also quite distinctive and are known as Hilversum urns. Because similar urns and burial traditions were also found within the Deverel–Rimbury Culture of southern England, some authorities have suggested the movement of populations from Britain to the Low Countries.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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