Kercado Passage Mound

A passage mound of Neolithic culture, radio-carbon dated c. 5200 BCE. - 4360 BCE and in use for three thousand years. It is one of the earliest dated Megalithic sites in Europe. Located in the Carnac woods of Brittany, France. The entrance to the under mound chamber orients 33 degrees south of east, close to the midwinter sunrise. It was excavated in 1863 and again in 1925; the main passage is 6.5 metres long leading to a large chamber where artifacts were found from  a succession of occupants, which included axes, pearls, arrow heads, and 147 variscite beads, which were found lying next to ceramics dating from the late Neolithic and the Bell Beaker period.

Elevation is c.18 meters (58 feet) above sea level.

Materials: Monolithic stone walls and capstones, with earth covering.

Data for CG model:
1.Galles, René, and Galles, Louis,1876; Tumulus et dolmen de Kercado (Carnac), par R. Galles. Tumulus et dolmen du Rocher (Plougoumelen), par L. Galles, Vannes.
2. Le Rouzic, Zacharie, 1927; « La restauration du dolmen à galerie, sous tumulus, de Kercado,
commune de Carnac », in Bulletin de la Société polymathique du Morbihan, vol. 66, 1927

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