There are plenty of portal dolmens where the capstone is level, or at least practically so.
Conversely, if there’s a recurring theme of capstones being positioned at an angle, with the pointy end facing down, it’s not unreasonable to assume that something’s going on (ie that a statement is being made) and to wonder what that statement might be.
Thinking about it I'm just wondering if it's just a 'natural' thing one would do to give it an impressive facade and the statement you mention. What would be interesting would be to have a model of a typical PD with a pointy capstone removed then ask, say children, to place it on the top and see which way they choose. They may well choose to place the chunky end at the lower side as it again would be natural to make something level but this time, just to even it up and more pleasing to the eye in that respect.
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