By Julian Thomas
The enclosure have been preceded via a post-defined cursus monument during which all of the submit have been 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 problematic 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, remembers the organization of assorted very huge mounds with with henges or palisaded enclosures, as at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Excavation confirmed that it have been developed with stepped facets, and stone cairn have been developed on its summit. a sequence of optically encouraged luminescence dates at the collected sand over the outside of the mound confirmed that it used to be in no way 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