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The Neolithic

Ritual

Dunragit Henge and Mote

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

Excavation by Manchester Unviversity in the early 2000s showing the two arcs of large post-holes at the far side of the trench. 

 

In the background, visible against the trees, is the mound of Dunragit Mote. Excavation here showed that it was not a medieval motte, as long thought, but had in fact been built in the Neolithic, at a time contemporary with the large henge. An avenue of timbers, visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, can be seen leading from the henge in the direction of the mound, indicating that the two sites were linked.

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