A cromlech. See Cromlech.
French name for ‘cromlech' – flat stones on upright stones. Prehistoric
Elven structure of stone. Megalithic monument.
A megalith comprised of a free standing chamber covered by a capstone as a lid.
a prehistoric megalith typically having two upright stones and a capstone
a kind of chamber composed of upright unhewn stones, and roofed generally with a single huge stone
a large flat stone resting on three or more smaller stones
a Megalithic burial structure, also adapted and used by the Celts
a megalithic monument
a shallow chamber that is composed of tall vertical upright stones, forming the walls, and a horizontal stone resting across the top to form a roof
The standing stones of Celtic countries which are shaped like altars with one large capstone being held in place by two endstones.
(French, from Breton tolmen "hole of stone") A megalithic (large-stone) tomb with one large flat stone laid on several upright stones. Dolmens were usually originally covered by an earthen hill or barrow.
Neolithic burial chamber comprising of a capstone supported by three or more upright stones. Also known as a cromlech in Wales and a quoit in Cornwall. See Lanyon Quoit.
Simple megalithic burial chamber with three or more uprights and one or more capstones
A large boulder resting, typically, on three smaller stones. These boulders can range from one ton to many ton monstrosities. These constructions are manmade, but who or when is unclear. A second style of dolman is glacier created, and is more correctly called a perched rock to differentiate it from a human construction. Both, however, often have colored stones placed underneath them like an offering or donation.
Any Neolithic monument consisting of a large, flat stone supported by two or more rocks (like a table). It used to be believed that such monuments were altars for human sacrifice or cannibal feasts. With the advent of modern day grave-robbing and archaeology, dolmen were discovered inside of burial mounds with the supposed meal underneath the table. Science concluded that they formed a vault and supposed that exposed versions were either incomplete tombs or windblown remains. Cromlechs and dolmen are the same thing, but since French is considered more chíc than Welsh, the latter term is preferred by the scientific community these days.
general "travel guide" term for a portal, boulder or wedge tomb without a cairn cover.
A primitive structure created by placing one large rock across two side rocks and covered with soil to make a small mount. The stones are all that is left today.
a megalithic tomb type, usually consisting of upright stone slabs, on which rests a large capstone or capstones