By Julian Thomas
The enclosure have been preceded through a post-defined cursus monument during which all of the publish have been burned in situ and diverse different post-holes have been situated at the related axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much intricate front, hooked up with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of gains, most likely post-holes, establishing towards the south, and aligned on a wide earthen mound at Droughduil, four hundred m away. Droughduil Mote, notwithstanding 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 developed with stepped aspects, and stone cairn have been developed on its summit. a sequence of optically motivated luminescence dates at the amassed sand over the skin of the mound verified that it used to be under no circumstances 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