By Julian Thomas
The enclosure were preceded via a post-defined cursus monument during which the entire publish have been burned in situ and diverse different post-holes have been positioned at the related axis because the cursus, extending past the monument itself.
The so much tricky front, hooked up with the center post-ring, consists of 2 parallel traces of gains, 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, recollects the organization of assorted very huge mounds with with henges or palisaded enclosures, as at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Excavation confirmed that it were built with stepped facets, and stone cairn were developed on its summit. a sequence of optically influenced luminescence dates at the collected sand over the outside of the mound validated that it used to be in no way medieval, and used to be most likely Neolithic in date.
Read Online or Download A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002 PDF
Best archaeology books
This gorgeous ebook comprises attention-grabbing textual content and over a hundred and seventy targeted pictures of 1 of the main fascinating yet least renowned cultures within the Indonesian Archipelago. the conventional paintings of Maluku Tenggara, the Southeast Moluccas, is one of the so much subtle and expressive on the planet. easy instruments have been used to create masterpieces in wooden, stone, textiles and worthwhile metals, whereas the plaited paintings and earthenware of those islands also are of the very very best quality.
The complicated dating among background locations and other people, within the broadest experience, should be thought of dialogic, a communicative act that has implications for each side of the ‘conversation’. this is often the start line for background and Tourism . although, the ‘dialogue’ among viewers and history websites is complicated.
This edited quantity generally makes a speciality of the perform of taking and exhibiting a number of physique components as trophies in either North and South the US. The editors and participants (which comprise local Peoples from either continents) research the facts and factors of Amerindian trophy taking. also, they current objectively and talk about dispassionately the subject of human proclivity towards ritual violence.
"Emil Haury stands as one of many best archaeologists of the yank Southwest. He abilities have been sharpened via the simplest mentors—Cummings, Douglass, Gladwin—and ultimately Haury's excavations grew to become the definitive paintings at the Mogollon and Hohokam cultures. . . . This paintings is a 'best of Haury' choice of a lot of his formerly released works, with very good introductory essays by way of colleagues and famous archaeologists—gathered into one, readable quantity.
Extra resources for A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002
A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway: Excavations at Dunragit and Droughduil, 1999–2002 by Julian Thomas