A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at by Julian Thomas PDF

By Julian Thomas

ISBN-10: 1782979700

ISBN-13: 9781782979708

A advanced enclosure pointed out by means of aerial images at Dunragit Galloway, used to be confirmed by way of excavation to were of past due Neolithic date, and comprised 3 concentric trees ramped post-rings, 120–300 m in diameter. the 2 outer post-rings each one comprised huge uprights interspersed with smaller individuals, 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 principally been made from huge, freestanding posts, such a lot of which had rotted away, yet a few of which have been intentionally got rid of, the post-holes being significantly better than these of the 2 outer earrings. the place posts were pulled out, a couple of difficult deposits were put within the crater left by means of the post-removal. The entrances to the post-rings aren't aligned and the popular interpretation is that the monument as a complete had levels of building, in every one of which a trees circle used to be surrounded by means of a palisade, and within which the center post-ring succeeded the outer, or vice-versa.

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.

Show description

Read or Download A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002 PDF

Similar archaeology books

Michael Blake's Maize for the Gods: Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of PDF

Maize is the world’s most efficient nutrition and business crop, grown in additional than one hundred sixty international locations and on each continent other than Antarctica. If through a few disaster maize have been to vanish from our foodstuff provide chain, gigantic numbers of individuals might starve and worldwide economies might speedily cave in. How did we end up so depending on this one plant?

Download e-book for kindle: The City in the Making by Marcel Hénaff,Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon

The planet is urbanizing at an accelerating velocity. greater than 1/2 the world’s inhabitants now lives in metropolises. by means of 2030, that percentage is anticipated to extend to 60%. although many towns are dangerous, the city habitat turns out destined to turn into the dominant lifestyle around the globe. What are the explanations for this quick urbanization?

Download e-book for iPad: Prehistoric Europe by Timothy Champion,Clive Gamble,Stephen Shennan,Alasdair

The learn of ecu prehistory has been revolutionized lately by way of the speedy development price of archeological discovery, advances in courting equipment and the appliance of medical strategies to archaeological fabric and new archaeological goals and frameworks of interpretation. while earlier paintings focused on the restoration and outline of fabric continues to be, the focus is now at the reconstruction of prehistoric societies and the reason in their improvement.

New PDF release: Human Dispersal and Species Movement: From Prehistory to the

How have people colonised the full planet and reshaped its ecosystems within the approach? This distinctive and groundbreaking choice of essays explores human circulate via time, the affects of those pursuits on landscapes and different species, and the ways that species have co-evolved and reworked one another for this reason.

Extra resources for A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002 by Julian Thomas


by Donald
4.2

Rated 4.03 of 5 – based on 16 votes