How to use Cist in a sentence

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  • A tumulus and cist graves were dug containing weapons, fibulae, and pottery of sub-Mycenaean type like that previously found at Theotoku.

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  • After the burial the cist was covered in with earth.

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  • The chamber, no longer regarded as a habitation to be tenanted by the deceased, became simply a cist for the reception of the urn which held his ashes.

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  • The white and calcined bones were then picked out of the ashes by the friends and placed in a metallic urn, which was deposited in a hollow grave or cist and covered over with large well-fitting stones.

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  • These type of chambered Bronze Age cist burials are known as segmented cists.

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  • The pit containing the cist was markedly deeper than the individual graves.

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  • Each had a stone cist at the center which held a cremation burial.

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  • He dug a trench and found a cist that had already been opened and cleaned of contents.

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  • Presumably, this stone is all that remains of an excavated cist.

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  • The skull was excavated from cist no.1 and is an example of a Bronze Age short cist within a cairn.

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  • Following this industrial archeology, phase B is a Bronze Age cairn with a central cist.

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  • The second of these burials may have removed an earlier stone-lined cist.

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  • In the process of uncovering the exposed cist, a second cist was found.

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  • The hollow near the center is probably the site of a robbed burial cist.

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  • In the latter case, if the tumulus of stones covers a megalithic cist or a sepulchral chamber with a passage leading into it from the outside, it is often called a dolmen.

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