La Hougue des Geonnais

Jersey, United Kingdom

La Hougue des Geonnais is a passage chamber from the Neolithic age. It is today largely ruined by quarrying prior to the initial excavation in 1929. There is no capstone anymore. At that time the chamber was found to have a paving of pebbles and a large quantity of pottery fragments were disguarded in the spoil heaps. Excavation between 1985 & 1990 revealed a chamber that was probably constructed in two phases. A D shaped chamber being built first and then later extended to its current form. In 1990 some of the main chamber's missing uprights were replaced by dated, modern grantite blocks. A vast number of finds included pottery, flint scrapers, arrowheads and broken querns.

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Founded: 4000 - 3250 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Des Dolmens encore présent. Difficulté pour y accéder car le site n'y est pas très bien fléché.
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