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Neolithic (c. 4900 – 2000 BCE)

Chronological Year: 
-4900BCE/CE

The Neolithic Period, or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.

Monte d'Accoddi

Monte d'Accoddi
Chronological Year: 
-4000 BCE/CE

Possibly an open-air temple, ziggurat, or a step pyramid, mastaba. A trapezoidal platform on an artificial mound, reached by a sloped causeway. New radiocarbon dating (2011) allow us to date the building of the first monument to 4000–3650 BC, the second shrine dating to 3500–3000 BC.

Saint-Michel tumulus

Saint-Michel tumulus
Chronological Year: 
-4500 BCE/CE

The Saint Michel Tumulus is a megalithic grave mound, located east of Carnac in Brittany, France. The tumulus was built during the fifth millennium BC.

The Saint-Michel tumulus consists of a mound of earth and stones 125 meters long, 50 meters wide and 10 meters high. Explored in 1862, researchers found there a central vault containing a fairly prestigious funerary furniture : axes, pearls, flint tools and sillimanite.

Tumulus of Bougon

Tumulus of Bougon in France
Chronological Year: 
-4800 BCE/CE

The Tumulus of Bougon or Necropolis of Bougon is a group of five Neolithic barrows located in Bougon near La-Mothe-Saint-Héray, between Exoudon and Pamproux in Poitou-Charentes, France. Their discovery in 1840 raised great scientific interest.

 

Barnenez

Cairn of Barnenez
Chronological Year: 
-4850 BCE/CE

The Cairn of Barnenez is a Neolithic monument located near Plouezoc'h, in northern Finistère, France. It dates to the early Neolithic Period, about 4800 BC; it is considered one of the earliest megalithic monuments in Europe, as well as one of the oldest man-made structures in the world.