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Antequera burial dolmen is 1,000 years older than previously thought
Typically Spanish ^ | October 20, 2008 | h.b.

Posted on 11/18/2008 7:29:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv

The site has been carbon dated to be from 3900 B.C. by latest research.

Carbon dating carried out on material at the entrance of the Menga dolmen in Antequera, Málaga in June 2006 has made the burial monument 1,000 years older than previously thought.

The latest analysis dates the site at 3790 B.C. in Neolithic times and not dating from the Copper age as previously thought.

Now Granada University professor, Francisco Carrión, has confirmed second analysis carried out by Swiss investigators which confirms the date with two samples at 3790 and 3730 B.C.

It places the Menga dolmen as unique among the 300 or so which are to be found in the Antequera region, and not only as it is the only one which does not face East but instead to the summer solstice in the North East.

It's thought that the presence of impressive nearby mountain, La Peña de los Enamorados, could be part of the reason why the dolmen was constructed in another way and possibly for sacred reasons.

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2 posted on 11/18/2008 7:30:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv ( finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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