Megalithic Chamber Tombs

Introductions to Heritage Assets

An introduction to megalithic chamber tombs, often dating to early in the Neolithic period around 3500 BC, they are referred to here for simplicity as ‘tombs’ whatever their true function.

Descriptions of megalithic chamber tombs and a brief chronology from 3755 BC to 1500 BC are included. Radiocarbon dating along with the presence of artefacts indicates that they were in use at the same time as causewayed enclosures and similar monuments and it has been suggested that there may have been a functional connection between the two types of monument.


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Chronology
  • Associations
  • Further reading
  • Where to get advice

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 15
  • Product Code: HEAG211


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