Minilithic Rows

Fernworthy 1 on Dartmoor is an excellent example of a minilithic row.

Stone rows composed entirely of small stones are known as minilithic. These rows are far from spectacular but none the less provide a valuable insight into prehistoric ritual. A new article looking at different aspects of the distribution of minithic rows is available here. It is clear that minilithic rows have a limited distribution and were generally not built in the same areas as megalithic rows.  This mutually exclusive distribution is likely to be significant and may eventually provide clues to help us understand the purpose and place of these enigmatic prehistoric monuments.


Distribution of minilithic rows.

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