boulder burial

Chinese translation: 巨石墓/巨石碑

English term or phrase:boulder burial
Chinese translation: 巨石墓/巨石碑
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00:54 Nov 7, 2008
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Social Sciences - Archaeology
Additional field(s): History
English term or phrase: boulder burial
Definition from megalithomania:
Boulder burials are very simple, yet striking monuments. As the name suggest they are simply burials beneath a large boulder. The burials contained within are mainly single and set in a small kist like chamber made from smaller stones. Boulder burials can be found on their own or within or around stone circles. The boulders often bear cup marks and were often picked for their curiously attractive shape or rock patterns.

Example sentence(s):
  • The fourth tomb we visited on our mini tour was a boulder burial, A massive glacial erratic has been raised up and held in position with chocking stones and a burial chamber carved out of the limestone.
  • Stone circles are generally regarded as ceremonial or ritual sites. The stone circle at Dromagorteen, known as the Judge and Jury, consists of thirteen stones with a central boulder burial. Bonane
  • Some of the circles have a boulder burial within them. Boulder burials are very simple in plan and are just what they describe, a burial, usually cremated, with a large boulder marking the spot.
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巨石墓是史前人類用巨石架建的墓石牌坊,其結構很簡單,有不同種型態:有由 一塊重達數頓的岩石蓋板平放在兩塊或四塊側立的支石上,形似一個石桌的;有在地面下有一石室,支石是在蓋板和石室之間的;也有只有蓋板和石室,而沒有支石的。
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4 +2巨石墓/巨石碑
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巨石墓是史前人類用巨石架建的墓石牌坊,其結構很簡單,有不同種型態:有由 一塊重達數頓的岩石蓋板平放在兩塊或四塊側立的支石上,形似一個石桌的;有在地面下有一石室,支石是在蓋板和石室之間的;也有只有蓋板和石室,而沒有支石的。

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  • 支石墓是史前時期巨石墓的一種,英語叫Dolmen。支石墓是巨石文物之一,金字塔、方尖塔(obelisk)等埃及和非洲的各種石造建築,以及英國的巨石陣、法國卡爾納克的列石等都是巨石文化的產物。 支石墓是韓國青銅器時期的代表性石墓。支石墓分佈於世界各地,因地區和時期不同其形態也有所區別。 - 聯合國教科文組織世界遺產-支  
  • 愛爾蘭有兩處世界文化遺產,一處是孤島上的修道院,另一處即博因河谷考古墓葬群。在博因河谷方圓不到8平方公裏的範圍內,一共散布著三座史前巨型石墓和30多處其它史前遺跡。 - 新華網  
  • 許多新石器時代的巨石墓和青銅時代的墳丘可以證明,早在幾千年前就已經有人在呂根島上居住。 -  
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