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What were megaliths? State its features.

Asked by Topperlearning User 27th May 2014, 2:52 PM
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The word 'megalith' means 'big stone'. Megaliths were stone boulders which were carefully arranged by people to mark burial sites.

The features of megaliths are

  Burials were performed, and megaliths were placed on the surface to mark the burial spot and to serve as signposts.

  The megalith graves were of different shapes and sizes.

  They were generally built from heavy and large stone boulders.

  Many objects were found in the graves, including human skeletons, pottery, agricultural tools, weapons and ornaments.

  These graves also contained a large number of pots, which were filled with ash and charred bones at some places.

  The graves which contained a large number of pots and ornaments probably belonged to those who were either rich or important in society.

Answered by Expert 27th May 2014, 4:52 PM
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