Dolmen D39

Dolmen D39 is located together with dolmens D38 and D40 in a clearing in the Valtherbos just north of Emmen in the Dutch province of Drenthe.

dolmen d39

Dolmen D39 is located together with dolmens D38 and D40 in a clearing in the Valtherbos just north of Emmen in the Dutch province of Drenthe.

The now-disappeared dolmen D39a was close by. D39 is the middle of the three dolmens. The dolmen is attributed to the Funnel Beaker Culture. It is a relatively small dolmen with only one capstone left.

Originally there were six bearing stones and three capstones. There are two more cornerstones. The dolmen is 4.4 meters long and 2.5 meters wide. Remnants of the cover mound are still visible. This cover mound was built in two phases. In the time of the Funnel Beaker Culture it lay to the bottom of the capstones and it was raised in the time of the Bell Beaker Culture. The entrance faced southwest.

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