This book contains a detailed account of the earliest research carried out on the Dutch megalithic tombs. Dating from the Middle Neolithic these Stone Age monuments have continually triggered people's imagination. The earliest theories about their origin involved mythical creatures such as giants and witches. This richly illustrated book tracks the different ideas and theories through time and is a treasure for all those interested in Stone Age monuments and the history of Archaeology as a discipline. Contains a complete catalogue of all Dutch megalithic tombs and a summary and an appendix in German.