cyclopean masonry

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a primitive style of masonry characterized by use of massive stones of irregular shape and size

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Although most navetes were excavated a long time ago or robbed by grave looters (see for example Pericot 1972; Veny 1974; Plantalamor 1991), the type of grave goods, the alignment of skulls along the chamber walls, and a few other observations on the disposal of the dead suggest that funerary rites were very similar to those carried out in natural caves with cyclopean walls (CM).
The caves with cyclopean walls (CM) and the funerary navetes (NV) were abandoned during the ninth century BC (Figure 3).