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Dolmens in Denmark

Architecture and Function

A part of the series Jysk Arkæologisk Selskabs Skrifter (95) and the subject area


With contributions by

328 pages, ill.
ISBN 978 87 93423 07 7


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About the book

Dolmens are some of Denmark's oldest and most impressive ancient monuments. These more than 5000-year-old stone structures stand as intriguing testimony to the architectural skill of the Neolithic population.

Based on new research results, a comprehensive account is given of the origins of dolmens, their original appearance and development and their function.

The book is written by archaeologists Palle Eriksen, Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, and Niels H. Andersen, Moesgaard Museum. Professor Chris Scarre, University of Durham, has contributed a chapter on the dolmens of Britain, France and Ireland.