Carnac Stones - Carnac, France. Carnac is a small village of about 5,000 people in the region of Brittany, northwestern France.
It is home to the Carnac Stones, a system of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones. History The Carnac Stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The megaliths were erected during the Neolithicperiod which lasted from 4500 BC until 2000 BC. The precise date of the stones is difficult to ascertain as little dateable material has been found beneath them. About 3300 BC is the date most commonly estimated for the site's main phase of activity, but some megaliths may date to as early as 4500 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect stones in honor of their ancestors. What to See The Carnac Stones consist of both single standing stones (menhirs) and multistone clusters (dolmens).
There are two main groups of stone alignments at Carnac, which are known as the Menec and Kermario alignments. Map of Carnac Stones. Cultura megalítica da Europa. Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre.
Desenvolvimento da cultura megalítica da Europa A cultura megalítica europeia foi uma civilização pré-histórica e pré-literata baseada principalmente na Europa Ocidental e que deixou um legado de grandes monumentos de pedra (ou megalitos) dispersos através do continente. Calcula-se que as primeiras destas construções, encontradas na Península Ibérica, datem de aproximadamente 5000 a.C., antecipando desta forma as pirâmides do Antigo Egipto por cerca de dois milénios. Distribuição de estruturas megalíticas na Europa, Norte de África e Sudoeste da Ásia Constituídas originalmente de tumbas comunais e outras estruturas bastante simples, o desenho dos megalitos evoluiu posteriormente para incluir as fileiras de pedras da Bretanha e as centenas de círculos de rochas da ilhas britânicas, dos quais o mais famoso é Stonehenge. Tipos de megálitos[editar | editar código-fonte] Dólmen Poulnabrone, Irlanda.
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Coral Castle Museum. Carnac Stones. Göbekli Tepe. The function of the structures is not yet clear.
The most common opinion, shared by excavator Klaus Schmidt, is that they are early neolithic sanctuaries. Discovery The site was first noted in a survey conducted by Istanbul University and the University of Chicago in 1963. American archaeologist Peter Benedict identified it as being possibly neolithic and postulated that the Neolithic layers were topped by Byzantine and Islamic cemeteries. The survey noted numerous flints.
In 1994, Klaus Schmidt, now of the German Archaeological Institute, who had previously been working at Nevalı Çori, was looking for another site to lead a dig. The following year, he began excavating there in collaboration with the Şanlıurfa Museum. Dating View of site and excavation The imposing stratigraphy of Göbekli Tepe attests to many centuries of activity, beginning at least as early as the epipaleolithic, or Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA), in the 10th millennium BC. The complex Plateau Göbekli Tepe: 12,000 Years Old Unexplained Structure – ‘Oldest Most Advanced Site on The Planet’ – ‘Doubles The History of Humanity’