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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Castell Mawr -- Neolithic, Iron Age, or both?

Found this superb high-quality image of Castell Mawr -- the site now being mooted by MPP and colleagues as the HQ of the Neolithic tribe responsible for all that quarrying and transporting.......  they think there are signs of Neolithic influence in the arrangement of banks and ditches, and the entrances too.  Maybe they see a "causewayed enclosure" here?  Anyway, I suppose they may do some work here next summer.

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4 comments:

The Stonehenge Enigma said...

Brian

Just for your information (as I know it wont get published) it looks like a classic harbour to me!

Very similar to Durrington Walls in shape - if it was a Causeway enclosure it would have two concentric circles - one for the boats the other for water.

Unlike the 'primitive' dark age and medieval people who used wells and so caught nasty diseases - these open reservoirs had reed beds growing in them which purifies the water and removes toxins. They also can make quite good boats!

Dam clever these Mesolithic (so called)'hunter gatherers'.

RJL

BRIAN JOHN said...

What the hell, Robert. Yours are not the only fantasies featured on this blog -- it's part of my service to humanity.

The Stonehenge Enigma said...

Brian

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself - some of the pictures are good!

RJL

BRIAN JOHN said...

Something for everybody, that's my motto.