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.
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megalithic

megalithic monument
Built of unusually large stones.
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First, the prehistoric megalithic temple at Hagar Qim is said to be man's oldest free-standing construction.
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The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland explores these megaliths - large stones that form prehistoric monuments - and what they reveal about the lives of those who built them.
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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.