- a stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs.
Origin of megalith
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Historical Examples of megalithic
The megalithic constructions do not all date back to the same epoch.Primitive Man
He could hardly, however, have built a megalithic work of this kind.Inca Land
Yet, Shang culture cannot well be called a "megalithic" culture.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
The megalithic chambers within the mound are of three types.
Such a custom is not unknown in other parts of the megalithic area.
Word Origin and History for megalithic
huge prehistoric stone, 1853, back-formation from megalithic.