Neolithic Sites in Western Europe
Images and Ritual Meanings


Dolmen of Coutada, near the city of Elvas, in east central Portugal.

This view of the impressive Dolmen of Coutada gives some sense of the scale of these monuments. The man in the photo is about 6 feet tall. The dolmen, called an "anta" in Portuguese, is made from red granite quarried in the local area.

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