Is there a shorter way of saying "other sites where human bones have been discovered"? I mean a site that is not a burial site, e.g a person has an heart attack, falls down on the ground and dies but nobody finds the body (and therefore it is not buried) and it just decomposes and a couple of hundred years later somebody finds his remains.

English is not my native language.

  • If it's just happenstance that bones are found somewhere, then that place really isn't a bone site. Or am I missing the point of your question? – deadrat Aug 21 '15 at 9:32
  • Hi @Mari-Anne L. can you please provide more information to show how you intend using the phrase. What comes before 'other sites...'? Thanks:) – Julie Carter Aug 21 '15 at 12:56
  • Are you looking for an archeological term? – TRomano Aug 21 '15 at 13:13

There are words like burial place, bone yard and bone orchard.

But for the example that you have given, final resting place fits the description.


I think it's just a site where human remains (or just remains for short) have been found.

Another term for a place where human bones are deliberately kept is ossuary, but that does not fit your example.

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