By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded by way of a post-defined cursus monument during which the entire put up were burned in situ and diverse different post-holes have been situated at the comparable axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much difficult front, attached with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel strains of good points, possibly post-holes, beginning 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 were developed with stepped aspects, and stone cairn have been developed on its summit. a sequence of optically inspired luminescence dates at the accrued sand over the skin of the mound tested that it used to be 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