Dolmen

Dolmen

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Caption: Dolmen at the Craggaunowen Project in County Clare, Ireland. A dolmen, also known as a portal tomb, is a single chamber megalithic tomb. This dolmen consists of number of upright stones supporting a large flat capstone. This type of tomb dates from the early Neolithic period (4000-3000BC). They were usually covered by earth or smaller stones to form a barrow. They generally contained cremated remains and burial goods including pottery and flint tools.

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Keywords: 4000-3000 bc, burial goods, county clare, cremated remains, dolmen, early neolithic, flint tools, ireland, megalithic, portal tomb, prehistoric, prehistory

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