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Definition of grave goods in English:

plural noun

Archaeology
Utilitarian and valuable objects deposited with bodies in prehistoric and ancient graves, probably intended for use in the afterlife.
Example sentences
  • The team confirmed that the site was a round barrow and that the cup may have represented grave goods from a central burial.
  • Much of the surviving evidence comes from decoration applied to portable equipment (which has been recovered as a result of archaeological excavations) as grave goods or treasure hoards.
  • The burials were found to be crouched inhumations in centrally placed grave pits typically buried with grave goods such as jewellery and food offerings in a pot.

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