MEGALITHsite CAU

A megalithic tomb to touch

Herausgeber Walter Dörfler, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller

Editor Walter Dörfler, Wiebke Kirleis, Johannes Müller

5,500-year-old megalithic tombs shape the landscape in northern Germany and southern Scandinavia. Since Kiel University (CAU) was founded, research into these landmarks has been part of the university's scientific work. The replica of Wangels LA 69 megalithic tomb in the area of Kiel University brings to life a period that seems so far away but so close: the Neolithic Age. The basis for much that is important in today's society was laid in the so-called "Neolithic Revolution", which is equated with the "Industrial Revolution" in its effects. On 14 May 2015, such a megalithic tomb was built in front of the Audimax in an archaeological-experimental manner. As a symbol of the connection between theory and practice at the university, teachers, students and the interested public built the Wangels LA 69 passage grave excavated by the CAU using Neolithic techniques once again. In this booklet you will find information about the society and environment in which the people of that time lived. It informs about research results of the graduate school "Human Development in Landscapes" and the Institute for Prehistory and Early History within the framework of the Johanna-Mestorf Academy.

Wachholz Verlag, 2015
ISBN 978-3-529-01796-4