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The dawn of the times

hache polie
serpentine stone
l'archéologue
n°14 - 1995
(from 70000 to 2500 years before JC).

In 1888, some serpentine stones were found in Port Louis, thus described by doctor de Closmadeuc :"From 6 to 9 inches long, with a very sharp base, there is no mark to let you think that a handle was fixed to it"

dolmen sous tumulus du goërem
dolmen under tumulus of Goërem
Gavres - coll. part.
intérieur du goerem
the inside of Goërem's dolmen - coll. part.
A dolmen, nowadays destroyed, existed in the "Ile aux Souris". Le Rouzic, in the inventory of the megalithic monuments in Morbihan, notes :

"Ile aux Souris : ruined dolmen, buried in the rests of a tumulus. Investigated by Le Pontois which found there splinters and some fragments of pottery. I myself found some splinters of characterless flint, in 1897".

Having been exploited as a stone quarry until 1924, there is no more hope to find there any vestige.

Better preserved megaliths around Port-Louis confirm this former occupation, for example, Kerven dolmen in Riantec, or the dolmen under a tumulus, named Goërem, in Gâvres. This monument, discovered in 1963, dates back to 2480 B.C according to carbon dating
  • Serpentine stones : a hard dark green stone with black spots looking like marble when polished.

last modification :05 27 2005