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Public-images-osm logo.svg megalith_type
Drizzlecombe stones 5.JPG
To specify the type of a megalith Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 16
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Status: de facto

megalith_type=* is used to specify the type of a megalith.

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When naming the megaliths, there is no avoiding the use of the regional terms that have been coined in the different historical records and the varied history of the archaeological research. A unified English terminology is not possible, because for specific types of megaliths either no English word exists, or the established localised terminology is in use.