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Steinkammergrab - Hiddingsen/Soest
Steinkammergrab - Hiddingsen/Soest

In the year 1934 this galery grave was found during work on a quarry. It is 16,8 m times 2.8 m large and had a height of 2 m. The wall stones were from lime plates, the gaps closely filled with dry stone wall. The entry was at the south-east long side of the chamber. 98 human skeletons were found. The average size of the men were 168 cm, and 149 cm of the woman. Aside of a few caramic additions, tools and weapons from flint stone could be found. Also, some spruce from animal tooth were found.
This grave is a most western grave resemling the ones found in northern Hessia, middle Germany, the Bretagne and the area of Paris.

Those graves were used for a whole kin. Built without entry passage tunnel, there was an opening for later burials. There are really huge stones, and sometimes gather in neighborhood to other dolmen. Originally, those graves were covered with soil.

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Town:59494 Hiddingsen
Picture file name:imgq0255.jpg
Picture date:15.09.2006 10:16:00

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