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standing stone

n.
A prehistoric monument of a class found chiefly in the British Isles and northern France, consisting of a single tall, upright megalith. Also called menhir.

standing stone

Any large stone erected to stand upright, either alone or as part of a group, in prehistoric times.
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Noun1.standing stone - a tall upright megalithstanding stone - a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
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standing stone

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Based on the shape of the stone and its engravings, Dr Nash said it probably comes from the early-tomiddle Bronze Age period (circa 2500-1500BC) and served as a waymarker in the form of a standing stone for prehistoric communities navigating around the ritualised landscape more than 2,000 years ago.
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