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D30 Exloo[750 x 394 jpg]
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|Description ||Looking at this photo (taken in July 1993), there seem to be some stones in the background although no chance now of remembering what they were. There is no other hunebed in the vicinity. Perhaps someone knows or the next person there can check it out.|
Also known as Exloerbos.
|well i lived there, dutch early archeology was unprettily focussed on the dutch 'national ' roots, only one archeologist before 1939 did significant work outside netherlands, as a result of this dutch megalith monuments got hunted and dug, at first all but professionaly and when that finally changed a bit, still very destructivly. megaliths have been 'reconstructed' , deplaced,
interpreted, moved, put together and always dug out untill the very bottom
(not incidently also again moving stones sometimes.)
So what ypu see is the skeleton of the archeological site.
megaliths in netherlands(and especially in drenthe) are ,grouped,
burial sites. Very often a few could be found close to another.
if that is the case(yes) and the site has been dug (i think this one was before 1914) the other cairns will be dug as well.
Only the major monument is maintained or preserved in some such cases (this one eg. is to remote to be very touristical).
If for some reason coexisting structures exist and have not been dug or not been completely and destructivly cleared, not maintainance but future interests and contemporain non destructive research may be the case.
No reason to put them on a walking path.
Drenthe was a very poor and exploited province in the times of early archeology. I don't think the significant items of this site, still contain much of anything. after the initial period of destructive research there have been quitte a few re-researches.
Lastly afaik most dutch megalithic and other burial sides have in their times been rather remote as well. at least 3km of the village on average.
Thats another reason such sites dont promise much anymore.
The major places are destroyed or dug, other finds close are rare and rarely indicative.
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