Monumental Past



The Life-histories of Megalithic Monuments in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany)


 This electronic monograph should be cited as follows:

Holtorf, Cornelius (2000-2008) Monumental Past: The Life-histories of Megalithic Monuments in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). Electronic monograph. University of Toronto: Centre for Instructional Technology Development.



A living text

based on a doctoral dissertation
submitted to the University of Wales (Lampeter) in 1998
by Cornelius Holtorf,
now of the School of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.

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