By Julian Thomas
The enclosure have been preceded by way of a post-defined cursus monument during which all of the submit were burned in situ and various different post-holes have been situated at the related axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much complicated 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, remembers the organization of assorted 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 influenced luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound confirmed that it used to be not at all medieval, and was once most likely Neolithic in date.
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