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Statue menhir

La estatua-menhir del Pla de les Pruneres (Mollet del Vallès). Complutum, 2011, Vol. 22 (1): 71-87. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid.

A statue menhir is a type of carved standing stone created during the later European Neolithic.

The statues consist of a vertical slab or pillar with a stylised design of a human figure cut into it, sometimes with hints of clothing or weapons visible.


  • Locations 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
  • Further reading 5


They are most commonly found in southern and western France, Catalonia,[1] Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Alps. A group from the Iron Age also is known in Liguria and Lunigiana.

There are two in Guernsey,[2] La Gran' Mère du Chimquière('the Grandmother the Cemetery'), a highly detailed example in the churchyard of Parish of Saint Martin, and another known simply as La Gran' Mère in the Parish of Castel. The latter is an earlier, less detailed example found buried underneath the porch of the parish church.

See also


  1. ^ Estàtua-menhir
  2. ^

External links

  • Website about statue menhirs in southern France
  • Southern France Megaliths
  • , 1959, Vol. 56 Issue 11-12, pp. 715-721Bulletin de la Société préhistorique françaiseA. Soutou, "La ceinture des statues-menhirs du Haut-Languedoc : essai de datation", in (French)

Further reading

  • Maillé, M. 2010 - Hommes et femmes de pierre, Statues-menhirs du Rouergue et du Haut Languedoc, AEP, monographie, 538 pages, 2010.
  • Martínez, P.; Fortó, A. Rufo, V. 2010, La_estatua-menhir_de_Ca_lEstrada_Canovelles_Barcelona_una_representacion_con_elementos_del_grupo_figurativo_de_la_Rouergue_Averyron_Francia. Munibe suplemento 32 |data =2007 |pàgines = p. 498-505 |lloc =Beasain.
  • Martínez, P. 2011, La estatua-menhir del Pla de les Pruneres (Mollet del Vallès). Complutum, 2011, Vol. 22 (1): 71-87. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid.
  • Moya, A.; Martínez, P.; López, J.B. 2010, Èssers de pedra. Estàtues-menhirs i esteles antropomorfes a l'art megalític de Catalunya. Cypsela núm 18, pp 11–41. Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, Girona.
  • Servelle, Ch. 2009 - « Étude pétroarchéologique et technologique de la statue-menhir du Baïssas, Le Bez, Tarn », Archéologie Tarnaise, n° 14, 2009, p. 115-121, 4 fig.
  • Vaquer, J. et Maillé, M. 2011 - « Images de guerrier au Néolithique final - Chalcolithique dans le midi de la France : les poignards – figurations sur les statues-menhirs rouergates et objets réels », in L’armement du guerrier dans les sociétés anciennes : de l’objet à la tombe, Actes de la table ronde internationale et interdisciplinaire, Sens, CEREP, 4 juin 2009. Dijon, éd. universitaires de Dijon, p. 103-120.

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