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Drizzlecombe stones 5.JPG
To specify an archaeological site as, or built from, one or more megaliths. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the 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)
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag archaeological_site=megalith specifies an archaeological site as a megalith.

 Megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The word "megalithic" describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, representing periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions. The OSM tag currently encompasses both individual megaliths, and megalithic structures built from several to hundreds of megaliths (stone circles, dolmens etc).

How to map

Set a node node or draw as an area area along the outline.

Tag it with:

Tags to use in combination

  • wikipedia=* - a link to Wikipedia's article
  • wikidata=* - an ID of the specific Wikidata item
  • historic:civilization=* (or more precise subtags) - the civilization (culture) that originally created the feature
  • tourism=attraction - if the megalith is a tourist attraction.
  • heritage=* - megalith is registered by an official heritage organisation.


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