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By Julian Thomas

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A complicated enclosure pointed out by means of aerial images at Dunragit Galloway, was once proven by way of excavation to were of overdue Neolithic date, and comprised 3 concentric bushes ramped post-rings, 120–300 m in diameter. the 2 outer post-rings every one comprised huge uprights interspersed with smaller participants, most likely forming a continuing palisade. each one used to be a single-phase constitution and the posts had rotted out. the interior ring had mostly been made of huge, freestanding posts, so much of which had rotted away, yet a few of which were intentionally got rid of, the post-holes being significantly better than these of the 2 outer jewelry. the place posts were pulled out, a few intricate deposits have been positioned within the crater left by way of the post-removal. The entrances to the post-rings are usually not aligned and the popular interpretation is that the monument as an entire had stages of building, in every one of which a bushes circle used to be surrounded by means of a palisade, and during which the center post-ring succeeded the outer, or vice-versa.

The enclosure have been preceded through a post-defined cursus monument within which the entire submit were burned in situ and diverse different post-holes have been positioned at the related axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.

The such a lot difficult front, attached with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of positive aspects, most likely post-holes, establishing towards the south, and aligned on a wide earthen mound at Droughduil, four hundred m away. Droughduil Mote, notwithstanding recorded as a medieval motte, recollects the organization of assorted very huge mounds with with henges or palisaded enclosures, as at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Excavation verified that it were developed with stepped aspects, and stone cairn have been developed on its summit. a sequence of optically motivated luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound confirmed that it was once by no means medieval, and used to be most likely Neolithic in date.

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