boulder burial

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12:13 Jan 3, 2009
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Social Sciences - Archaeology
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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.

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  • 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. megalithicireland.com
  • 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. ballybegvillage.com
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Megalitgrav


Definition from Danish National Museum:
Megalitgrave, eller storstensgrave, er primært et stenalderfænomen kendt fra store dele af Nordvesteuropa. Gravene er bygget under, eller i forlængelse af et kampestensmonument og kan variere i kompleksitet. Selve gravkammeret varierer typisk mellem en mere eller mindre rund form, og en aflang form, ligesom nogle grave har været indesluttet i en jordhøj, mens andre har været mere eller mindre utildækkede.

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  • Jættestuer og dysser kaldes under ét for megalitgrave, eller på dansk: storstensgrave. I Danmark er ikke mindst deres antal bemærkelsesværdigt. Vi regner med, at der oprindeligt har været hen ved 30.000 megalitgrave. - Danish National Museum  
  • Havde jeg været mere opmærksom, så ville jeg for anden gang i mit liv have oplevet det uhørt sjældne at kikke ind i nyåbnet, urørt og jordfri megalitgrav fra stenalderen - ancient-astronomy.dk  
  • På 3D-modellen blev der dernæst fra en database hentet alle de registrerede megalitgrave i området, og lignende viewshedanalyser blev vist for en megalitgrav og for alle megalitgrave - Arkæologisk Forum nr.6, Maj 2002  
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Stendysse


Definition from Den nye Salomonsen:
Beskrivelsen af stendysser er i følge Den nye Salmonsen:
Gravkammer bygget af svære stenblokke i begyndelsen af yngre stenalder. De ældste dysser har 4-sidet grundplan, de yngre er 5 eller 6 kantede og er omgivet af en jordhøj med randsten.

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  • Stendyssen ved Mildsted lignede i mange år en stendynge, men er nu genopført. Oprindeligt har gravkammeret stået centralt i en rundhøj, ca. 21 meter i diameter og omsat med randsten. Rundt om kammeret var inde i højen en kappe af rullesten og ler. - Grænseforeningen  
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