from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See portal tomb.
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- n. a prehistoric megalithic tomb consisting of a capstone supported by two or more upright stones, most having originally been covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cromlech. See cromlech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A structure consisting of one large unhewn stone restingontwo or more unhewn stones placed erect in the earth: a term also frequently used as synonymous with cromlech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
That the simple mounds preceded those that contain a rude stone chamber, which we call a dolmen, is also not open to doubt, for associated with them we find the rudest hand-made pottery, and neither this pottery nor the swords of bronze previously mentioned have ever been discovered in dolmens.
Some archæologists also apply the word dolmen to rectangular chambers roofed with more than one slab.
According to a report in BalkanTravellers. com, the discovery was made by archaeologists Aleksadar Michev and Teodor Rokov, who were exploring a stone structure reminiscent of a 'dolmen' - a typical Thracian tomb from the Early Iron Age.
As the dolmen is a crude copy of the _serdab_  it can be claimed as one of the ultimate results of the practice of mummification.
A dolmen was a single chambered tomb formed by laying one long stone over several other stones set upright in the ground.
The so-called dolmen-deity, from the tombs of the Petit Morin.
Thirdly, the dolmen, which is a single slab of stone supported by several others arranged in such a way as to enclose a space or chamber beneath it.
In almost all countries where megalithic structures occur certain fixed types prevail; the dolmen is the most general of these, and it is clear that many of the other forms are simply developments of this.
The so-called dolmen-deity, Petit Morin, France 66 14.
A stone placed on another one is called a "dolmen," whether it be horizontal or perpendicular.
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