By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded via 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 related axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The such a lot complex front, attached with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of positive factors, possibly 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 varied very huge mounds with with henges or palisaded enclosures, as at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Excavation proven that it have been developed with stepped aspects, and stone cairn were developed on its summit. a sequence of optically encouraged luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound established that it used to be by no means medieval, and used to be most likely Neolithic in date.
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A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002 by Julian Thomas