Glossary (as far as I can glean!) Dysse: 'dolmen' = burial chamber, often with a mound (plural - dysser) Dyssekammer: 'dolmen chamber' = burial chamber - as we usually use dolmen Runddysse: 'round dolmen' = a chambered round barrow (plural - runddysser) Langdysse: 'long dolmen' = a chambered long barrow (plural - langdysser) Jættestue: 'giant's stones' = passage grave (plural - jættestuen) Høj: 'hill' = barrow Skibssætning: 'stone ship' = megalithic boat-shaped setting
Books & maps
For our trip Jane and I used Julian's The Megalithic European (see link at top of page to 'The Books') and James Dyer's Discovering Archaeology in Denmark (1972, Shire ISBN 0 85263158 8).
For Langeland, we also used the Danish language Oldtidsmindser På Langeland (1996 Langelands Museum ISBN 87 88509-133) available at the Tourist Information office (and, I would imagine, Langelands Museum itself) in Rudkøbing, Langelands. It doesn't seem to be available on their website though - http://www.langelandsmuseum.dk/museum_en
We also got a useful 1:50,000 map/leaflet in English Six cycling trips on Langeland (ISBN 87-7343-380-2) from the Tourist Information office.
Mapwise, we used the Euromap 1:30,000 of Denmark (ISBN 3-575-03112-6), which allied to some maps printed from the Visit Denmark website (see below) allowed us to find pretty much everywhere we looked for.
I also did some web research with limited success. I have posted the most useful site I found for the whole country (Visit Denmark) in the Links section below. I've posted a link specifically for Northern Jutland on the Jutland page. There is also a great PDF document available for some of the sites on Als, see Links on the Als page.
Covers the whole of Denmark. Site pages usually have a little basic info and include links to interactive maps (not as good as the inline maps on this site though!) Search takes a little getting used to but is pretty good once you get the hang of it - which took me quite a while!
Link is to the search page, as the navigation to it is pretty cumbersome and I couldn't find any other way to reach the information than using search!
Analyses of Stone Age settlements reveal that the hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they got their hands on, including carbohydrates - contrary to the modern definition of Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet.