Vale de Rodrigo (Évora)
Large prostrated menhir, elongated oval and flat shaped, craved on both sides - primarily composed of circular and subcircularmotifs, serpentine and a possible staff.
The monolith stands along the outer edge of the mound of megalithic tholos Vale de Rodrigo 1, on the East side. In the immediate area are known many funerary monuments and Neolithic/Chalcolithic settlements.
The set is located in a little steep slope exposed to the East and there are no granite outcrops nearby, although they occur less than 1 km away.
This is one of the first standing stones identified in the area of Évora (Leisner, 1944). Their association in space with the dolmen led Georg Leisner regard it as a benchmark indicator and, later, the same association was based on a proposal for a late-Neolithic chronology for the menhirs in general (Gibson et al., 1978).