litho-, lith-, -lith, -lithic, -lite, -liths, -lites
(Greek: stone, rock; hard consolidated mineral matter; hard matter formed from mineral and earth material; hard substance that is solid)
A dolmen is a prehistoric monument usually consisting of several large stone slabs set edgewise in the earth to support a flat stone roof, all covered by a mound of earth that in most cases has weathered away.
Designed as a burial chamber, the structure is typical of the Neolithic Period in Europe. Dolmens, although found as far east as Japan, are mainly confined to western Europe and northern Africa.
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2. A rock that is free of organic material.