The receptions of megaliths in Kreis Grevesmühlen

 

 

note about table

No. Location Later prehistoric receptions Historic and modern receptions References, sources
32 Barendorf   investigated and destroyed in 1852 in Ortsakte not recorded; Beltz 1899, 99
33 Feldhusen
4431450/5980450
in neighbourhood: 340m SE: Slavic castle "Schloßberg" on the hill "Ravensberg"; excavated in 1836; protected Ortsakte; Beltz 1899, 98 (Wieschendorf)
34 Forst Everstorf
[Image]
  excavated by Beltz/Ebert in 1929, and by Schuldt in 1966: shortly beforehand grave-robbers (?); protected again since 1988; northern group: before 1966 all heaps of ruins, stones partly removed; leaflet (c. 1970s); archaeoastronomy (Meinel 1987); visited (15.7.95): information boards chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 310; BMJ 1968, 7-12
35     excavated and restored by Schuldt in 1967; protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95): postcard motive chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 309; BMJ 1968, 13-17
36     excavated by Beltz/Ebert in 1929; protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 308; BMJ 1968, 17
37     excavated and restored by Schuldt in 1966; protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; BMJ 1968, 18-23
38     contained 19th century pottery; stones lowered into the ground by farmers (?); excavated and restored by Schuldt in 1966; protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 306; BMJ 1968, 23-24
39     protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 307; BMJ 1968, 25-26
40     excavated and restored by Schuldt in 1967; protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 305; BMJ 1968, 26-29
41     protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 304; BMJ 1968, 29
42 530m W of northern group later finds: metal age pottery; 3 later Bonze Age secondary burials 500m W: medieval Sühnestein; excavated by Schuldt in 1967; protection altered in 1988 (previously as tumulus); origin of no. 50 (Hamberge); visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; BMJ 1968, 29-34
43 500m W of northern group   excavated by Schuldt in 1967; protection altered in 1988 (previously as tumulus); visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; BMJ 1968, 34-36
44     excavated and restored by Schuldt in 1966; protected again since 1988; southern group visited (15.7.95): very touristy, several catering stands, leaflet, signposted footpath; rubbish, tyres and faeces in the forest chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 313; BMJ 1968, 39-44
45 [Image] cup-marks on 2 cap-stones (10, 31) and side-stone (4); later finds: early German pottery "Riesen-" or "Teufelsbackofen"; 1846-1929 often described and depicted; folklore: tale about devil's oven; excavated by Beltz in 1909, re-excavated and restored by Hollnagel in 1966: younger material dragged in by Beltz?; protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95): postcard motive chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 312; BMJ 1968, 89-99
46 [Image] later finds: iron spur of 'a knight seeking shelter' (Beltz 1908) "Riesengrab"; illustrations by C.Schumacher in 1837, A.v.Bonstetten in 1865; folklore: tale about the giant's grave; excavated by Beltz in 1908 and by Schuldt, who also restored it, in c.1966 (recent cap-stone removed); archaeoastronomy (Scharf 1983); protected again since 1988; visited (15.7.95) chaos in Ortsakte; Lisch 1837, plate 36; Sprockhoff 311; BMJ 1968, 61-87
47     excavated by Schuldt in 1967; protected since 1988; visited (15.7.95): not impressive chaos in Ortsakte; Sprockhoff 315; BMJ 1968, 45-48
48       Ortsakte unsatisfactory
49 Forst Jamel
4452720/5970400
  excavated by Beltz in 1927; restored in 1936; protected since 1957; excavated and restored by Schuldt in 1966, sign-posted; visited (15.7.95): camp-fire wood, borders of excavation still visible Ortsakte Barendorf; Sprockhoff 314; BMJ 1968, 49-59
50 (s.42) Hamberge
cup-marks on cap-stone (c. 39) = cap-stone of no. 42; c.1918 transported here and used as war memorial; protected again since 1988 Ortsakte Forst Everstorf; BMJ 1968, 29-30
51 Harkensee   investigated and destroyed before 1841 Ortsakte; Beltz 1899, 98
52 Hoikendorf   investigated and destroyed in 1845 Ortsakte; Beltz 1899, 99
53 Holm   now disappeared Ortsakte
54 Petersberg     in Ortsakte not recorded
55 Prieschendorf cup-marked stone in municipality excavated in 1836; 1964 disappeared Ortsakte, Beltz 1899, 99
56       in Ortsakte only 1 recorded
57 Tankenhagen   investigated; 1964 disappeared Ortsakte; Beltz 1899, 99
58     excavated in 1871; 1964 disappeared Ortsakte; Beltz 1899, 99
59-60 Warnow     in Ortsakte not recorded
61 Wieschendorf   excavated and destroyed in 1836 see Ortsakte Feldhusen: not recorded there; Beltz 1899, 98; Sprockhoff, p. 3

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