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A classic form of graveyard dating to the 5th through to the 7th centuries ad in France, West Germany, and the Low Countries in which burials were made in individual trenches in neat rows. They are often found some distance from a settlement beside a river on a south‐facing slope. In such cemeteries men were traditionally buried with one or more weapons and women with their brooches, hairpins, and items of dress.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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