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<b>The Netherlands</b>Posted by JaneD16 Balloo © Jane Tomlinson
The code indicates the province in which the site lies:
D = Drenthe, G = Groningen.
Also known as:
  • Nederland

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Borger Round Cairn
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Bronneger Round Barrow(s)
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Bronneger Complex
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Buinen Complex
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D10 Gasteren Hunebed
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D11 Anloo Hunebed
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D12 Eext Hunebed
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D13 Eext Hunebed
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D14 Eexterhalte Hunebed
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D15 Loon Hunebed
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D16 Balloo Hunebed
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D1 Steenbergen Hunebed
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D26 Drouwenerveld Hunebed
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D27 Borger Hunebed
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D2 Westervelde Hunebed
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D30 Exloo Hunebed
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D31 Exloo Hunebed
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D32 Odoorn Hunebed
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D33 Valtherveld Hunebed (Destroyed)
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D34 Valthe Hunebed
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D35 Valthe Hunebed
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D41 Emmermeer Hunebed
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D42 Emmeres Hunebed
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D43 Schimeres Hunebed
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D44 Westenesch Hunebed
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D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen) Hunebed
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D46 Emmen (Angelslo) Hunebed
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D47 Emmen (Angelslo) Hunebed
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D48 Stone of Noordbarge Natural Rock Feature
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D49 Schoonoord Hunebed
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D50 Noord sleen Hunebed
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D51 Noord sleen Hunebed
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D52 Diever Hunebed
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D5 Zeijen Hunebed
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D6 Tynaarlo Hunebed
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D7 Kniphorstbos Hunebed
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D8a/b Kniphorstbos Hunebed (Destroyed)
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D8 Kniphorstbos Hunebed
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D9 Noordlo Hunebed
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Driemarkenpunt Round Cairn
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Drouwen Complex
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Eppiesbergje Round Cairn
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Eupen Barchien Round Cairn
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Exloo Zuideres Round Cairn
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G1 Noordlaren Hunebed
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G5 Heveskesklooster Hunebed
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Galgenberg (Balloƫrveld) Round Cairn
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Galgenberg (Sleenerzand) Round Cairn
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Galgenberg (Strubben-Kniphorstbos) Round Cairn
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Havelteberg Complex
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Heveskesklooster Cist
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Hoorneboegse Heide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Mandenberg Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Midlaren Complex
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Norg Kerk Hunebed
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Rolde Complex
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Stakenberg (Balloƫrveld) Round Cairn
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Valthe Complex
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Valther Forest, Emmen Complex
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Westerheide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Zeven Bergjes Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

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IA grave found in Alkmaar town centre


Archaeologists digging in the Paardenmarkt (Horse market) square in the centre of the Dutch town of Alkmaar have discovered a prehistoric grave.

The remains show a person buried in the crouched position, which is typical of the Iron Age... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19th August 2010ce

Folklore

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My 17th Century Dutch isn't so good but I can still look at the illustrations in Johan Picardt's 1660 book "Korte beschyvinge van eenige vergetene en verborgene Antiquiteten" eg here, here and here. Mr Picardt is considered the founding father of the study of archaeology in the Netherlands. The drawings seem to show the hunebedden being built by giants and dwarfs. But the dwarfs seem to get the raw end of the deal as the giants end up eating them. That's certainly what it looks like at any rate. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th November 2011ce
Edited 15th November 2011ce

Throughout Europe and even adjacent areas there was the widespread belief in thunderstones. These peculiar stones (prehistoric flint and stone axes) were thought to have crashed into the earth during a lightning strike. Although nowadays this superstition has largely vanished, it was still widely accepted in the first half of the 20th century.

Deinse* describes this situation for the Dutch province of Overijssel, directly south of Drenthe. He reports that virtually every farmer has at least one prehistoric axe at his farm. They were believed to protect the house against lightning, as lightning never strikes the same place twice. He even reported that particular axes were believed to possess special powers. Small bits of stone were scraped off these axes and were given to children as a medicine against convulsions.
Deinse, J.J. (1925): Uit het Land van Katoen en Heide - Oudheidkundige en Folkloristische schetsen uit Twente. p102-111

This is from p25 of 'Ceci n'est pas une hache. Neolithic Depositions in the Northern Netherlands' by Karsten Wentink, 2006 - which you can read online at Google Books - it has lots of Serious archaeological information and discussion in it.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th September 2007ce
Edited 12th September 2007ce

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Hunebedden Wijzer


This excellent site (in Dutch) presents a page of thumbnail images of all the Dutch hunebedden.

Clicking on any of these images opens a page dedicated to that hunebed, presenting a photogallery of images, a Google Map with marker, plus thumbnail links to other hunebedden in the vicinity.

In some instances, there is also a short YouTube video showing the hunebed in its surroundings.

Informative, and very much recommended.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th April 2014ce
Edited 26th April 2014ce

Jon Kuipers Hunebed Map of Drenthe


This interactive map bears numbered markers, each of which, when clicked, opens up an information page about a specific hunebed.

Not only is there informative text (in English), but also attractive photographs of each hunebed, a ground plan of the stones, and a location map.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th April 2014ce
Edited 26th April 2014ce

Hunebedden in the Netherlands


Click the above link to display a Google Map indicating the locations of all 54 Hunebedden in the Netherlands.

Each marker is clickable, offering a table of information about its hunebed.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th April 2014ce
Edited 26th April 2014ce

Scribd.


Full copy of "Megalith Research in the Netherlands, 1547-1911" by Jan Albert Bakker (2010), including plans of many of the Hunebeds.
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2nd June 2013ce

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Westerheide 8 and 9 (Round Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Westerheide 8 and 9</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>Westerheide 8 and 9</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
18th July 2016ce

Westerheide 13 (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited: July 1, 2016

Grafheuvel No 13 in the Westerheide is one of the most attractive of all. It's also the one the casual visitor is most likely to miss as it stands in a sheltered tree-lined glade just off the main heathland. Although not actually hard to find (if you are looking for it), it cannot be seen from the main path that follows the tree-line. It lies almost equidistant between Grave Mounds 9 and 7.

This barrow is a symmetrical grassy dome, rising to about 2 metres, and with a spread of approximately 15 metres.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
17th July 2016ce

Westerheide 13 (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Westerheide 13</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>Westerheide 13</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
17th July 2016ce

Westerheide 12 (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited: July 1, 2016

Grave Mound 12 on the Westerheide has, despite a probable height of two metres, an extremely low profile as it rises very gradually. This is the most extensive mound in the heathland, with a width that I estimated to be at least 30 metres.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
17th July 2016ce

Westerheide 12 (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Westerheide 12</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
17th July 2016ce

Westerheide 11 (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited: July 1, 2016

Grafheuvel No 11 in the Westerheide is small and inconspicuous. Completely heather covered, it could well be mistaken for a mere undulation in the heathland, rising to about 2 metres and around 10 metres wide.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
17th July 2016ce

Westerheide 11 (Round Cairn) — Images

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17th July 2016ce

Westerheide 10 (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited: July 1, 2016

Westerheide 10 is the most easterly of the grave mounds in this area, and is found on the edge of woodland, 300 metres along the main path north through the reserve and approximately 50 metres to the left.

This is a low, grassy mound, struggling to attain a height of one metre, and rather less than ten metres in width.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
17th July 2016ce
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