Kate Masters - Megaliths of the Mayenne - 2008 MP4
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DOLMENS & MENHIRS OF THE MAYENNE
Exploring the rich prehistoric culture in and around this little known region of France, situated in between Brittany and Normandy, examining its Dolmens and Menhirs. The talk includes examples of the giant single Menhirs from the earliest Megalithic culture, classic examples of the rectangular allee-couverte, quartz stone rows, sites with connections to Arthurian legends and Merovingian saints, Stele- later Christianized stones, "le Polissoir"- a rare polishing stone, and the "Roche aux Fees"- one of the Megalithic wonders of France. Kate also discusses some unexplored and ignored sites ripe for investigation!. Using these examples Kate hopes to introduce the listener to the great diversity of French Megalithic culture throughout history.
Kate Masters is an artist with a life-long obsession with sacred sites, and she has worked on these themes in her art for many years. This led her recently to renovate a sixteenth century barn in the Mayenne in France, which has prompted a particular interest in this unexplored region. There are literally hundreds of megalithic monuments within a twenty mile radius of her home. Her ancestors hail from the Glastonbury area, and she has co-led tour groups along the ridgeway with her father. Kate also coordinates the Megalithic Art Gallery at Megalithomania every year.