Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. Continue reading “Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age”

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Megalithic structures and Neanderthals in Naxos island, Greece: an archaeological and anthropological ‘Heaven’

In this article we present rich photographic material from Archaic and Megalithic structures that are found scattered on the island of Naxos. Moreover, we offer to our reader the possibility to discover various interesting information about the archaeological and anthropological findings on the island. Continue reading “Megalithic structures and Neanderthals in Naxos island, Greece: an archaeological and anthropological ‘Heaven’”

Megalithic complex ‘Zorats Karer’ (Carahunge) in Armenia: a Bronze Age-Iron Age necropolis

Zorats Karer (Armenian: Dik-dik karer), also called Karahunj, Qarahunj or Carahunge and Carenish is a prehistoric archaeological site near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also often referred to in international tourist lore as the “Armenian Stonehenge”. Continue reading “Megalithic complex ‘Zorats Karer’ (Carahunge) in Armenia: a Bronze Age-Iron Age necropolis”

Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe

How did European megalith graves arise and spread? Using radiocarbon dates from a large quantity of material, an archaeologist at the University of Gothenburg has been able to show that people in the younger Stone Age were far more mobile than previously thought, had quite advanced seafaring skills, and that there were exchanges between different parts of Europe. Continue reading “Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe”

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