added by archaeologs Group of tombs belonging to the Late Neolithic/ Copper Age of the Paris Basin in Northern France. Both rock-cut tombs and megalithic gallery graves occur. The megalithic tombs often include port-hole slabs, while the rock-cut tombs sometimes have female ‘goddess’ figures carved on their walls. Collective burial was practised and grave goods include flat-based pottery, flint arrowheads and some daggers of imported Grand Pressigny flint, beads of callais (a green stone) and copper, both also imported materials.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983