An island decides: Megalithic burial rites on Menorca

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Recent research including 781 radiocarbon dates and the excavation of Ses Arenes de Baix, has allowed a new review of the sequence of megalithic burial practice on Menorca. Rock-cut tombs, dolmens, caves with entrance-works and the famous boat-shaped houses and tombs (navetes) are placed in overlapping chronological order. The authors suggest that, while aware of contemporary developments on the continent, the Bronze Age islanders absorbed immigrants and made their own local choices of memorial architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-842
Issue number310
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Bronze Age
  • Megaliths
  • Menorca
  • Navetes


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