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Brownshill Dolmen

Neolithic Structures in the British Isles

Brownshill Dolmen

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Portal tombs, known as dolmens, were single-chamber tombs constructed during the Neolithic period. Today it is generally believed that they were used as burial tombs, though research continues. Brownshill dates from between 4000 and 3000 B.C. and features a 100-ton capstone, the heaviest in Europe.

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