Etymologically speaking the word ‘megalith’ is derived from two Greek words megalithos meaning huge and lithoi meaning stone; hence, it denotes a huge stone. The term ‘megalith’ may be explained as ‘a grave or memorial erected in stone, whether dressed or in its natural form containing, enclosing or erected over the funerary assemblage’. Megalithic culture has no regional bounds as its cultural remnants are found all over the world. These monuments are found in Europe, Africa and Asia, including in the far eastern countries. In the neighbourhood of the Indian sub-continent, the presence of this culture is noticed in Iran and Baluchistan, extending up to Pakistan. In northern India, this culture is sporadic in occurrence as compared to south India.
Sign In to view the complete article.
Visiting for the first time, click Register.
Why should you register?1. You get notified when a new article or a new issue is available.
2. You can read complete articles.
3. You can write reviews and comments on each article.
4. It helps us to improve and provide you with the latest information.