The Shamir Dolmen Field in Israel

The Intermediate Bronze Age (IB) of the Southern Levant is known as the “Dark Ages.” The large cities of the Early Bronze Age, which were the region’s first urban settlements, collapsed and were abandoned. Continue reading “The Shamir Dolmen Field in Israel”

Does the Megalithic Tradition have an ‘origin’?

There are ∼35,000 presently extant European Megaliths – ancient monuments constructed from one or more blocks of stone – that remain all across Europe. Most of them come from the Neolithic period and the Copper Age. The majority of them are concentrated in coastal areas, while there are quite a few in the inland, too (e.g. Thrace -modern day Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey). Continue reading “Does the Megalithic Tradition have an ‘origin’?”

‘Dolmens of Antequera’ Site, Spain, dates back to the Neolithic Age

The ATLAS research group from the University of Seville has published a study of a high resolution analysis of one of the most important sections of the Peña de los Enamorados, a natural formation included in the Antequera Dolmens Site, declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Continue reading “‘Dolmens of Antequera’ Site, Spain, dates back to the Neolithic Age”

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