Pierre Chaude ~ the dolmen of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine


On the road to Neuilly-le-Brignon, about 5-600 meters from Chatelier and in a field just off to the left there was once found a huge rock. This rock became known as the prehistoric site “Pierre Chaude”, a Dolmen ~ a place of burial for Neolithic peoples who inhabited the area around 6,000 years ago . Excavations to a depth of 1.20 meters performed in the chamber in July 1887 revealed human and animal remains, fragments of several vessels, a few cut stones, worked flints and some jewelry made of bone and antler.

The site used to be called the “Seat of the Fairies” and I do hear that there is also a dolmen called “Graveyard of the Fairies” in nearby Descartes but I’ve yet to find it ~ anyone any ideas?

For a technical description and sketches of the “Pierre Chaude” Dolmen click here.

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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One Response to Pierre Chaude ~ the dolmen of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine

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