We already know from information being constantly updated, that the island currently has more than a thousand menhirs – the majority of which are located in southern Corsica, (and especially around the region of Sartène).
The alignments of Cauria (I Stantari and Rinaghju),
are megalithic monuments menhirs
statues of granite. On the archaeological site of Cauria
, stands one of the most emblematic and best preserved dolmens in the whole of Corsica.
Witnesses of human occupation, and some even dating back to over 6000 years, these alignments which are located today in organised agricultural activities, highlight the different occupational phases of the site. And, although excavations and researches do not fully allow us to know their symbolic, social, commemorative, and cultural functions, their edification does show a very strong will to mark a territory, practised by a hierarchical society.
Photo credit: Storia di Corsica /Histoire de Corse