What are dolmens?

Some articles on dolmens, dolmen:

Hünstetten - Politics - Coat of Arms
... the fess point and the honour point, the whole gules with the fess between ten dolmens azure, four of which in chief ... The German blazon says that the dolmens (called Doppel-T-Kopfschäfte, although it is explained that they are meant to be dolmens) should be blue, despite their silvery appearance here ... The ten dolmens symbolize the ten formerly self-administering communities, and the sides (stripes down each side) and the fess (horizontal stripe) form a red uppercase H, the new (in 1972 ...
Carnac Stones - Alignments - Dolmens
... There are several dolmens scattered around the area ... These dolmens are generally considered to have been tombs, however the acidic soil of Brittany has eroded away the bones ... La Madelaine A large dolmen measuring 12 by 5 m (39 by 16 ft), with a 5 m (16 ft) long broken capstone ...
Basque Prehistory - Chalcolithic - Megalithism
... has multitude of megaliths, described as dolmens or mounds, sometimes confusingly ... Dolmens are the most typical, being formed by a chamber delimited by flat stones, often quite large, covered by another stone as roof ... Dolmens are also classified by their size, normally the largest ones being in lowland areas and the smaller ones in mountain zones ...
Carrowmore
... tombs (in their original state) were almost universally 'dolmen circles' small dolmens each enclosed by a boulder ring of 12 to 15 metres ... One of the secrets of the dolmens longevity was the well executed stone packing set around the base of the upright stones ... The 'satellite tombs' or dolmens are distributed in a roughly oval shape about 1 km x.6 km, with the largest monument at the highest point at the centre, a cairn (now ...
Megaliths - Analysis and Evaluation - Types of Megalithic Structures
... type." Different megalithic structures include Polylithic type Dolmen a free standing chamber, consisting of standing stones covered by a capstone as ... Dolmens were used for burial and were covered by mounds ... Great dolmens Rectangular dolmens Simple dolmens Polygonal dolmens Taula a straight standing stone, topped with another forming a 'T' shape ...