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Unformatted text preview: - Large stone construction technology- "Cyclopean" masonry dry laid without mortar- Dolman: tomb or chamber covered by a large roof rock- Menhir: single stone monument or group of stones in a circle- Barrow: shaped earth mound often covering a stone Dolman- Use of stone beam or lintel, and crude corbelled vaulting (05) Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, S. England (c. 3000 - 1500 BCE )- Twenty ton stones moved 300 miles from quarry in Wales- Theories suggest neolithic computer or clock to "read" or predict astronomical events or seasons- Use for seasonal predictability suggests stable agricultural base, elite priesthood to interpret, and enough central authority to coordinate complex construction process O Timber Construction in Neolithic Cultures- Wood Bearing Walls & Wood Frame (Post & Beam)- Wattle and daub construction...
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- Summer '08