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Architecture from the Neolithic


Successful experiment:Kiel University has a megalithic tomb.

Approximately 60 interested citizens, students and teachers of Kiel University literally pulled together today (May 14th) in order to set something big in motion. With only muscle power and simple tools, a megalithic tomb was constructed on the campus according to a Neolithic model.


Building a megalithic tomb on campus


This event has been organized as one of the highlights of the anniversary year of Kiel University: On May 14th, students and teachers will construct a megalithic stone tomb near the main lecture hall building (Audimax). In the process, the stones weighing tons will only be moved and put in place with muscle power and simple tools as implemented in the Stone Age, when hundreds of such monuments were constructed in Schleswig-Holstein.


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    To gain an understanding of human development, one needs to detail the interactions between mankind and both its physical and perceived environment. Graduate training and research already emphasizes interdisciplinary research involving both Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences on this topic at Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt (CAU). This is exemplified by numerous graduate projects in Natural Sciences that have been, and are, tackling archaeological problems, while, at the same time, cultural studies and archaeology provide important clues and directions for scientific analysis.