Dolmen north of Wéris – Exceptional heritage of Wallonia

The stones are positioned in parallel lines. It’s unclear what meaning we should give to that particular organization.

We may also need to consider natural stones such as the Pierre Haina and Pierre Saint-Nicolas, visual reference points in the landscape, all forming a system related to the movement of the sun during the equinox and solstice.

The construction period is the first half of the third millennium BC, between the transition of the recent and final phases of the Neolithic era. The Wéris stones are attributed to the Seine-Oise-Marne culture originating from the Paris Basin or a slightly later culture. In any case, the burial chambers in Wéris present similarities with those of the Paris Basin (France) and Hesse-Westphalia (Germany), which would make the Wéris site the link between various prehistorical cultures in Europe.

The stones that have been used as raw materials for builders are the local puddingstone, a primary conglomerate rock, a layer of which runs through the top of the ridge overlooking the villages of Wéris, Morville, Heyd and Ozo to the east.

©Photographs: Mark Rossignol

 

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Dolmen nord de Wéris - Patrimoine exceptionnel de Wallonie
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6940 Wéris
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