Tag:site_type=megalith

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Description
To specify an archaeological site as a megalith - large stone(s) that has been used to construct a structure or monument. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
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Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires
Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
Status: in use

The tag site_type=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.

For alignments (settings) of small stones it may be better to use the tag site_type=minilith. Note that the size at which a stone is classified as a minilith rather than a megalith is not well defined.

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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