By Julian Thomas
The enclosure have been preceded through a post-defined cursus monument within which the entire publish were burned in situ and various different post-holes have been positioned at the comparable axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much tricky front, attached with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of beneficial properties, possibly post-holes, starting towards the south, and aligned on a wide earthen mound at Droughduil, four hundred m away. Droughduil Mote, although recorded as a medieval motte, remembers 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 built on its summit. a chain of optically influenced luminescence dates at the collected sand over the skin of the mound established that it was once on no account 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