Another tomb in this region, Melgunov's barrow, found as long ago as 1760, contained a dagger-sheath and pommel of Assyrian work and Greek things of the 6th century.
Barrow, History of the Mutiny of the "Bounty" (London, 1831); W.
From Barrow-in-Furness and 256 m.
Sometimes, instead of a chamber formed above ground, the barrow covered a pit excavated for the interment under the original surface.
Thus, while the long barrow is characteristic of the Stone Age, it is impossible to tell without direct examination whether it may be chambered or unchambered, or whether the burials within it may be those of burnt or of unburnt bodies.