Megalithic architecture in western Europe is one of the most remarkable phenomena of the era.
Two different types of tomb appeared in this era. The first were enclosed tombs and those in Carnac were quite monumental, each containing a single deceased body along with a range prestigious items. These tombs are known as the Carnac Tumulus.
A few centuries later corridor type burial mounds known as dolmen (stone tables), or collective burial chambers began to appear. Today, only their structures are still visible.
The standing stone alignments played a more symbolic role.
A series of displays in the museum make it possible for visitors to understand how megalithic architecture developed and changed from 4500 to 2000 BC.