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Poldenhünensteine at Harrenstätte/Spahnharrenstätte
Poldenhünensteine at Harrenstätte/Spahnharrenstätte

This grave is known as "Poldenhünensteine". The name reminds on old tales of giants. It is oriented Northeast-Southwest. Many stones are missing. The chamber has measures of 6m x 2m x 0.8m and was accessable from the South-East. Two nearby erratic rocks may stem from the original circle.

A typical architecture of prehistoric graves are the Emsländer Kammer. They are passage-graves measuring more than 20m length and 2m width and 1m hight inside. Most are oriented from east to west and have an entrance in the middle of the southern side. They originally were buried within long, oval earth mounds, that were bordered with small erratic blocks. Sometimes there are dual or triple passage chambers.
Those graves were built by the first farmers and ranchers of Europe. It were people of the Trichterbecherkultur between 3400 and 2800 B.C. Those places were used for many generations. The skeletons are decayed, as the soil does not contain much lime.

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Town:49751 Harrenstätte/Spahnharrenstätte
Sprockhoff ID:829
Picture file name:imgp7076.jpg
Picture date:27.05.2004 16:07:00

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