Definition of megalith in English:
A large stone that forms a prehistoric monument (e.g. a standing stone) or part of one (e.g. a stone circle): a smaller circle of some forty ancient megaliths
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- Their simple round-based pottery has sometimes given them the name ‘bowl cultures’, but they are better known for the construction of monumental tombs out of large boulders or megaliths.
- The potential significance of Nabta as a ceremonial site was further strengthened by the discovery of an arrangement of stone megaliths (large free standing stones) on the western edge of the Nabta basin.
- The terraced square of rough stone blocks follows the terrain, suggesting an odd reminiscence of prehistoric megaliths.
mid 19th century: back-formation from megalithic.
Definition of megalith in:
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