Saved from obscurity: Dolmen de la Pierre des Couteaux   Leave a comment

Few websites mention this dolmen. No current megalithic website – in English or French – seems aware of its existence. But it was discovered, along with the nearby dolmen du Roc Gris, back in 1896, by Monsieur Miquel of Barroubio.

Other archeologists have visited during the 20th. century – but judging by its overgrown state, it seemed likely to be lost to obscurity. My next visit will be with axe and secateur.

The little valley where the two dolmens of La Roueyre are sited, is a particularly sheltered and benign location. With its sunny aspect, good soil and protection from the Tramontane wind – it is a favored corner of the Minervois. Little surprise therefore that I found three portions of Roman pottery during my search: the base and the side of a large and heavy dolium or storage vat, and the bottom tip of an amphora.

For more details and photos, see La Pierre des Couteaux dolmen Page.

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