By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded by way of a post-defined cursus monument during which the entire publish have been burned in situ and various different post-holes have been positioned at the comparable axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The such a lot tricky front, hooked up with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of gains, most likely post-holes, starting towards the south, and aligned on a wide earthen mound at Droughduil, four hundred m away. Droughduil Mote, even though recorded as a medieval motte, recollects the organization of varied very huge mounds with with henges or palisaded enclosures, as at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Excavation verified that it have been developed with stepped aspects, and stone cairn were built on its summit. a chain of optically prompted luminescence dates at the gathered sand over the skin of the mound tested that it used to be not at all medieval, and was once most likely Neolithic in date.
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