zondag, 20 januari 2019

Why did the builders of Stonehenge disappear?

Recent pioneering archaeological research in Great Britain has revealed that around 300 to 500 years after Stonehenge was built, only 10% of the original...

Did the hunebed builders drink beer?

It has always been a mystery why agriculture began so suddenly in the Stone Age. After all, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle was much simpler. But...

Stonehenge in England, the most famous megalithic monument in the world

Stonehenge lies close to Salisbury in the south of England. It is the most iconic prehistoric monument on earth. Everybody is familiar with it,...

Megalithic monuments in Alcalar, Portugal

Portugal has many megalithic monuments but most of them are hard to find and lie hidden in the landscape. One site which has been...

Did the hunebed builders have to pay tax?

A farmer in Devizes Wiltshire, has built the first new ‘hunebed’ in the UK in more than 5,000 years. And now he has been...
Anta de São Brissos

The church and dolmen at São Brissos, Portugal

In Sao Brissos, Portugal, near Santiago do Escoural, stands the small church of Nossa Senhora do Livramento. The foundation of the church stands on a dolmen...
Dolmen van Pavia. Duca696 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], von Wikimedia Commons.

The church and dolmen of São Dionisio Portugal

In the historic centre of the village of Pavia in Portugal stands the dolmen of Pavia. It was built in the New Stone Age...
Igreja Santa Maria da Madalena. João Carvalho [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], von Wikimedia Commons.

Santa Maria Madalena (Portugal), a church and a dolmen in one…

The church of Santa Maria Madalena in Alcobertas, Portugal, is remarkable because of its foundations. It stands on top of an ancient dolmen dating from...
La Hougue Bie. Man vyi [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

La Hougue Bie on Jersey: an unusual passage grave

La Hougue Bie stands in Grouville on the Channel Island of Jersey. The site consists of a passage grave, two old churches, an underground...

Prehistoric remains on Dartmoor

The Dartmoor National Park in Devon covers 954m2 and the moorland is capped with granite outcrops dating from the Carboniferous Period. The moor contains...