Hunebedden (Dutch dolmens) in proportion

About orientation patterns with hunebedden (in European context)

Measurement of ground plans

Choose a region.
Holland: Drenthe
Germany: Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen, Mecklenburg
France: Ardèche and Gard
Ireland: County Cork
Bulgaria: Rodopi


Ardèche and Gard

NB. The phase indication behind a measurement refers to the phasing of the instruments used. See the page The instruments used. The correction of the magnetic declination was obtained from the website of the NOAA [14.1]. Unless specified differently, all ground plans are of scale 1:50.

La Devèze A and B

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°19.58’ / E 004°23.75’

The side stones have been measured from the inside.
In dolmen A the right side stone must be elongated behind the end stone for about 50 cm.
In dolmen B it must be elongated for about 40 cm and the left one for about 50 cm.

Both dolmens on the same ground plan, scale 1: 200


Resp. dolmen A and B separately, scale 1: 50
La Devèze C

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°19.55’ / E 004°23.70’

The side stones have been measured from the inside and must be elongated behind the end stone for about 20 cm.
La Devèze D

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°19.60’ / E 004°23.70’

La Devèze E

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°19.43’ / E 004°23.77’

The side stones have been measured from the inside and must be elongated behind the end stone for about 10 cm.
Font du Loup 1

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°19.78’ / E 004°25.70’

The side stones have been measured from the inside and must be elongated behind the end stone for about 20 cm.
Cros di Jho

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
NB 44°19.93’ / E 004°25.27’

The side stones have been measured from the inside and must be elongated behind the end stone for about 10 cm.
Le Colombier

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°19.87’ / E 004°32.88’

The right side stones has been measured from the inside and must be elongated behind the end stone for about 10 cm.
Le Poirier

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°26.03’ / E 004°15.52’

The right side stone aligns on a mountain top near the Ardèche exactly.
This top is the most striking feature in the surroundings. Bourbouillet 6

June 2012, declination correction 0° included, measuring phase IV
N 44°25.62’ / E 004°15.37’

The side stones have been measured from the inside and must be elongated behind the end stone for about 20 cm.
The right side stone must be elongated behind the end stone for about 40 cm and the left one for about 20 cm.


NB. For earlier and incomplete measurements click here.