By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded through a post-defined cursus monument during which all of the submit were 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, hooked up with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of positive aspects, most likely post-holes, beginning 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 validated that it were built with stepped aspects, and stone cairn have been developed on its summit. a chain of optically influenced luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound tested that it was once under no circumstances medieval, and was once 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