So far we have argued that dolmens as the first composite megalithic architecture in the early Neolithic of north-western and northern Europe were both qualitatively and quantitatively different from anything that had gone before and were therefore extraordinary monumental edifices of display. To demonstrate this we have in each of the previous chapters ‘excavated’ dolmens in a different way and slowly – layer by layer – exposed their extraordinary qualities and unique characteristics. Composed of boulders and quarried stones removed from their post-glacial or periglacial contexts, the material components of dolmen architecture were first differentiated and subsequently transformed through the...
|Title of host publication||Monuments in the Making|
|Subtitle of host publication||Raising the Great Dolmens in Early Neolithic Northern Europe|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Aug 2021|
|Name||Monuments in the Making|