Megalithic


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Megalithic

Built of very large stones, used as found in nature or roughly hewn, especially as used in ancient construction.

megalithic

megalithic monument
Built of unusually large stones.
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2) I am not aware of any megalithic structure in the Philippines, which could have been made by extraterrestrials or at least must have been constructed under their guidance, such as the pyramids in Egypt and Central America, Stonehenge in England, and the huge stone statues on Easter Island.
No calcite deposits, which have been noted among human bones from megalithic tombs in England (see Barnatt and Edmonds 2002), were observed in the Carrowkeel assemblage.
Sanchez-Cuenca's work (2011) showed recently, from that moment on, Menga became an international benchmark for the study of the megalithic phenomenon world-wide.
The traditional house is surrounded by interesting megalithic graves," he
Standing at the eastern end of the Sacred Plaza, its megalithic stones stand high above a terrace.
According to the Antiquities Authority, the excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa unearthed a well-planned and heavily fortified Judean city, which appears to have been surrounded by massive fortifications of megalithic stones.
Working at Vespasian's Camp in Amesbury, Wiltshire, less than a mile from the megalithic stones, a team led by archaeologist David Jacques of the Open University unearthed material which contradicted the general belief that no people settled there until as late as 2,500 BC.
Chronologically, the Iron Age megalithic sites span several centuries from 1200 BCE to 300 CE and extend across all regions of peninsular India, with the exception of the western Deccan encompassing parts of the present states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
AWOLNATION, who have been building their fanbase courtesy of a support stint with Billy Talent, will give their Megalithic Symphony album a full-scale run-out on a short at Birmingham's HMV Institute on Wednesday, February 13.
During a formal celebration, in front of Dolmen della Chianca, a prehistoric megalithic monument that dates back to the 'Bronze Age,' which is a UNESCO "heritage (site, witness to a culture of peace for humanity," the city's mayor delivered a speech on behalf of the municipality.
Six miles west of the city, it is one of Europe's oldest monuments and the biggest and most important megalithic group on the Iberian Peninsula.
In part this has been driven by the supposed "mystery" of the megalithic moai or statues, but other aspects of the island's culture and history--especially the dynamic relationship between the island's Polynesian population and its windswept, largely treeless island environment--have also attracted scholarly attention.