By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded through a post-defined cursus monument within which the entire put up were burned in situ and various different post-holes have been situated at the similar axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The such a lot difficult front, attached with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of positive aspects, possibly post-holes, establishing towards the south, and aligned on a wide earthen mound at Droughduil, four hundred m away. Droughduil Mote, even though 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 built with stepped aspects, and stone cairn were built on its summit. a chain of optically prompted luminescence dates at the amassed sand over the outside of the mound validated 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