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Dolmen "Li Scusi" (Minervino)

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Hidden : 7/17/2009
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Si tratta di una costruzione preistorica, costituita da più lastre o blocchi di pietra calcaneritica locale non tagliata (denominante megalitica) poggiate o conficcate nel terreno a sostenere una grande lastra che, posta orizzontalmente, funge da tetto.

In Puglia si contano almeno 23 dolmen, a cui si aggiungono 79 menhir.

Nel Salento l'interesse per i megaliti si sviluppò dopo la scoperta del dolmen "scusi". Le ricerche portarono, negli ultimi anni del secolo scorso, ad individuare oltre 100 monumenti. La Puglia è l'unica regione dell'Italia peninsulare in cui i dolmen siano diffusi e numerosi. Appaiono localizzati sopratutto in tre zone: la fascia costiera del barese, un'area a nord di Taranto e sopratutto nel salento.

La cache non si trova all'interno del dolmen

Dolmens are a prehistoric construction, made from slabs or blocks of local, uncut calcarenite stone (called megaliths) erected or embedded in the soil in order to take the weight of a large slab positioned horizontally which functioned as a kind of a roof.

In Apulia there are at least 23 dolmens, to which 79 menhirs can be added.

In Salento, intererst in the megaliths developped after the discovery of the dolmen "Scusi". Research in the final years of last century revealed another 100 monuments.

Apulia is the only Italian region in whichs dolmens are widespread and numerous. They are to be found in three zones in particular: the coastal strip in the province of Bari, an area to the north of Taranto and, above all, in Salento.

The Cache is not inside the dolmen.

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