Photographer's Note

25 juillet 2007
Bougon 790042 79800
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.367 -0.067 116 m

The dolmen of Sept Chemins, Bougon

an image, in a dry year

The commune of Bougon is a high place of Prehistory and in particular of the Neolithic with the dolmen "des Sept Chemins", at the place named "La Pierre Levée", and the tumulus of the necropolis of Bougon gone back to 4700 years before the J.-C., oldest of Europe.Tumulus of Bougon
Dated from the end of the 4th millenium before JC, the dolmen "des sept chemins" was at the origin in a tumulus 8 m in diameter of which the 2/3 were destroyed, having been used as stone quarries. A short and broad corridor carries out to the funerary room. The limestone flagstones containing of the flint nodules, come from a small distant small valley of a few hundred meters.
The Latin word tumulus, indicates an artificial, circular eminence or not, covering a burial.

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