Standing Stones

Refers to tall, upright megalithic stone monuments found in Europe, Africa, or Asia, and dating to prehistoric or very ancient times. The term typically refers to stones that occur singly, though it is may be used to refer to individual stones within a row, circle, or other configuration.

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standing stone
standing stones
menhirs French
menhir
peristeles
stones, standing
stone, standing
pierres levées French
pierre levée French
menhires Spanish
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Tall, upright megalithic stone monuments found in Europe, Africa, or Asia, and dating to prehistoric or very ancient times. The term typically refers to stones that occur singly, though it is may be used to refer to individual stones within a row, circle, or other configuration.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006985. The J. Paul Getty Trust.