Megaliths in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Megaliths in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the area of present-day Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, up to 5,000 megalith tombs were erected as burial sites by people of the Neolithic Funnelbeaker culture. More than 1,000 of them are preserved today and protected by law. Though megaliths are distributed throughout the state, their structure differs between regions. Most megaliths are dolmens, often located within a circular or trapezoid frame of singular standing stones. Locally, the dolmens are known as H nengr ber or Gro steingr ber, their framework is known as H nenbett if trapezoid or Bannkreis if circular. The materials used for their construction are glacial erratics and red sandstones. 144 tombs have been excavated since 1945. The megaliths were used not only by the bearers of the TRB culture, but also by their successors, and have entered local folklore.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135904671
  • 9786135904673