Not available as print at this time. Contact me (via mail or Instagram) if interested.

The passage graves of the Neolithic are monuments to a more egalitarian society than the graves of the Bronze and Iron Ages. When the mounds and cairns of later ages are thought to be the burial places of the high and mighty, reflecting the hierarchical organization of their respective times, the tombs of the Late Stone Age are communal houses of the dead, where the deceased have been placed with their kin. As their remains have decayed, these seem to have been moved within the tomb to give room for new burials. Thus, passage graves such as the one at Luttra can contain the remains of hundreds of individuals.
The farmlands around Falköping, known as Falan or Falbygden since ancient times, has the highest concentration of passage graves in Sweden, as well as a multitude of megalithic tombs of other types, such as dolmens and cists. Together, these graves constitute about two thirds of the megalithic tombs to be found in Sweden and a sizeable chunk of the total amount of megalithic graves to be found in Northern Europe.

You may also like

Back to Top