By Julian Thomas
The enclosure have been preceded by means of a post-defined cursus monument within which all of the submit have been burned in situ and diverse different post-holes have been positioned at the similar axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much tricky front, attached with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel strains of beneficial properties, possibly post-holes, establishing 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 tested that it were developed with stepped aspects, and stone cairn have been built on its summit. a sequence of optically motivated luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound tested that it was once on no account 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