Abstracts of the presentations ( 10-11/05/2012)
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Guide Book of the Excursion (Saturday 12/05)
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Thursday 10/05


8h30 – Introduction

Chris Scarre,


9h - Mégalithes au centre de la Péninsule Ibérique

Primitiva Bueno Ramirez,

9h30 - Building forever or just for the time being? A perspective from NW Iberian mounds

Ramón Fábregas Valcarce,

10h Megalithic architectures of the dolmenic groups of the oriental andévalo (Huelva, spain). Typology, constructive systems and technical traditions.

Jose Antonio Linares Catela,


10h30 - Coffee Break


11h00 – Menga: Biography of an outstanding megalithic monument

Leonardo Garcia Sanjuan, José Antonio Lozano Rodríguez,

11h30 - Megalithic Monuments of Northern and Central Portugal. A broad discussion concerning their construction and decoration programs

María de Jesús Sanches, Domingos de Jesus da Cruz,

12h00 – Megalithic hollows: rock-cut tombs between the Tagus and the Guadiana

Leonor Rocha, Pedro Alvim,


12h30 – Lunch time


14h00 – Structural functions and architectural projects within the elongated monuments of Western France.

Luc Laporte,

14h30 – Traces d'exploitation du schiste de quelques cairns néolithiques du Massif armoricain.

Eric Gaumé,

15h00 – Poster cession


15h30 - Coffee Break


16h00 – Megalithic building archaeology in the north-western part of France.

Florian Cousseau,

16h30 – La file de pierres dressées de Groah Dehn à Hoëdic (Morbihan) : un exemple d’architecture évolutive au 5e-4e millénaire av. J.-C.

Jean-Marc Large, Emmanuel Mens,

17h00 – Accident or design? Chambers, cairns and funerary practices in the Neolithic chambered tombs of western Europe

Chris Scarre,


17h30/18h00 – A northern point of view: synthesis and debate

Chairman - Gabriel Cooney, Torben Dehn,



Friday 11/05


9h00 – Economic Impact of the Megalithic Constructions: the Oceanic Case

Nicolas Cauwe,

9h30 - Beyond the individual monument: New Results from the Priority Program "Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation"

Martin Hinz,

10h00 - A monumental task: building the Neolithic megaliths of Britain and Ireland.

Vicki Cummings, Colin Richards


10h30 - Coffee Break


11h00 Making megalithic monuments: the role of small things

Gabriel Cooney,

11h30 – Building Boom to Bust: A proposed sequence of construction for the Knowth passage tomb cemetery

Kerri Cleary,

12h00 - Going through the motions: using phenomenology and 3-D modelling techniques to explore the reality of construction at Knowth , Co. Meath

Eimear Meegan,


12h30 – Lunch time


14h00 - 25 years among Neolithic builders

Torben Dehn,

14h30 – The clustering of megalithic monuments around the causewayed enclosures at Sarup on Funen, Denmark.

Niels H. Andersen,

15h00 – Dolmens without mounds in Denmark

Jørgen Westphal,


15h30 - Coffee Break


16h00 - In the Eye of the Beholder

Palle Eriksen,

16h30 - Lønt: Two types of megaliths and one oddball

Anne Birgitte Gebauer,


17h00 – A southern point of view: synthesis and debate

Chairman - Primitiva Bueno Ramirez, Luc Laporte,


17h30/ 18h00 Conclusion of the meeting


Monument of La Roche-aux-Fées, Essé, Ille-et-Vilaine
Monument of La Roche-aux-Fées, Essé, Ille-et-Vilaine