By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded by way of a post-defined cursus monument during which all of the submit were burned in situ and various different post-holes have been situated at the related axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much complicated front, hooked up with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of positive factors, most likely 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, recollects the organization of varied very huge mounds with with henges or palisaded enclosures, as at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Excavation proven that it have been built with stepped aspects, and stone cairn have been built on its summit. a chain of optically influenced luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound validated that it used to be 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