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Dorset Cursus complex

A. Penny

Dorset Cursus complex

- a Neolithic astronomical observatory?

by A. Penny

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Published by Royal Archaeological Institute in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from Archaeological Journal, vol. 130.

Statementby A. Penny and J. E. Wood.
ContributionsWood, J. E., Royal Archaeological Institute.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13865444M

Megaw, J.V.S. Philip Macdonald with Kilian Anheuser, Tony Daly, Mary Davis, Jim Wild & Tim Young. Llyn Cerrig Bach: a study of the copper alloy artefacts from the insular La Tène assemblage. xvi+ pages, 26 figures, 13 b&w & colour plates, 19 tables. Cited by: Image 3 – Wyke Down Henges 1 and 2, with cursus position in background. The two small henges of Wyke Down 1 and 2 were excavated in and respectively. The first, WD1 (see image 1), consisted of a ring of closely spaced pits 20m in diameter, each pit separated by narrow causeways with a three metre entrance gap pointing due south.

Seatown, Dorset. The burnt mound can be seen eroding from the cliff about a meter down This amazingly complex geology underpins everything that defines that South Dorset Ridgeway. The cursus is the long enclosure oriented north to south, the two timber circles lie to the east and south-west of the cursus and the barrows to the south. North-east Dorset contains some of the most remarkable ceremonial or ritual monuments of the Neolithic period in Britain. The Dorset Cursus (Gussage St. Michael (9)), which extends for over six miles across Cranborne Chase, is the largest monument of its kind so far discovered. Nearly all the long barrows and many of the round barrows in the.

The Dorset Cursus itself was a linear enclosure almost 7 miles long, defined by two sets of parallel banks and ditches. It runs from Thickthorn Down to Pentridge, though only at the later does any part of the earthwork survive today. Its function is a matter of some controversy, though the monument probably reflects an aspect of tribal ritual. Wessex (Westseaxna rīce, the "kingdom of the West Saxons") was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from until England was unified by Æthelstan in the early 10th century. relations.


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: Hambledon Hill, Dorset, England: Excavation and Survey of a Neolithic Monument Complex and its Surrounding Landscape 2 volume set. Knowlton Circles (also known as Knowlton Henges or Knowlton Rings) are a complex of henges and earthworks in Knowlton, Dorset, England.

The henge enclosing Knowlton Church is the best known and best preserved, but there are at least two other henges in the vicinity as well as numerous round nates: 50°53′31″N 1°58′03″W. Book Description: A review of the most recent evidence from cursuses, and ideas Dorset Cursus complex book their interpretation, with contributions as follows: Introduction (J Harding and A Barclay), the radiocarbon problem (A Barclay and A Bayliss), symbolic territories (J Harding), processions, memories and the Dorset cursus (R Johnston), Dorchester on Thames - ritual complex or.

Buy THE DORSET CURSUS COMPLEX - A Neolithic Astronomical Observatory. by A. Penny, J. Wood (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday Author: J. Wood A. Penny. Dorset (/ ˈ d ɔːr s ɪ t /; archaically: Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.

The ceremonial county comprises the unitary authority areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and ng an area of 2, square kilometres Dorset Cursus complex book, sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Constituent country: England.

Hambledon Hill, Dorset, England, Volumes 1 and 2: Excavation and survey of a Neolithic Monument Complex and its Surrounding Landscape Book Description: when the massive Dorset cursus and several smaller monuments were built in the Chase.

Renewed activity on the hill in the late third millennium and early second millennium was a prelude. Pathways and Ceremonies: The Cursus Monuments of Britain and Ireland (Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers Book 4) - Kindle edition by Barclay, Alistair, Harding, Jan.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Pathways and Ceremonies: The Cursus Monuments of Author: Alistair Barclay, Jan Harding.

The purpose of the Dorset Cursus, (and, indeed the Greater and Lesser Cursus at Stonehenge) is unknown although it is widely suspected that it may have been associated with funeral games or races. It is possible that the function of the cursus has some association with the nearby Knowlton Henge complex and the recently discovered henge at Wyke.

A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones.

The word megalithic describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, representing periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions. For later periods, the word monolith, with an overlapping meaning, is more likely.

Cursus monuments and the radiocarbon problem / Alistair Barclay and Alex Bayliss ; Pathways to new realms: cursus monuments and symbolic territories / Jan Harding ; An empty path. Processions, memories and the Dorset Cursus / Robert Johnston ; Dorchester-on-Thames: ritual complex or ritual landscape.

Book Reviews HAMBLEDON HILL, DORSET. EXCAVATION AND SURVEY OF A NEOLITHIC MONUMENT COMPLEX AND ITS SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE BY ROGER MERCER AND FRANCES HEALY London: English Heritage Archaeological Reports. pp, (2 vols).

ISBN 1 59 1 (£). 50, The Thickthorn terminal in It’s surrounding ditch can also be seen in this picture. The Dorset Cursus, to which this terminal is connected, is a six mile long, foot wide prehistoric avenue consisting of a pair of ditches excavated into chalk subsoil with external banks running parallel to the ditches.

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It’s Dorset’s oldest building with its roof still on. Site is on ley lines and is a powerful energy locality. Other outliers have been recorded by Peter in the area.

Grid ref: – signposted from nearby paths. Peter runs tours to this site – see list of events. Refs: ASofD p; DP p; SD p Dorset Cursus. The Dorset Cursus is a Neolithic cursus monument that spans across 10 km (6¼ miles) of the chalk downland of Cranborne Chase in east Dorset, United Kingdom.

New!!: Dorset and Dorset Cursus See more» Dorset Downs. The Dorset Downs are an area of chalk downland in the centre of the county Dorset in south west England.

New!!. Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since A programme of excavation and survey directed by Roger Mercer between and demonstrated that Hambledon was the site of an exceptionally large and diverse complex of earlier Neolithic earthworks, including two.

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Wor Barrow is a well-known Neolithic 'long' barrow in Cranborne Chase, excavated in –4 by General Pitt Rivers, and first radiocarbon-dated by Richard Bradley.

Dorset Cursus; Remains of the banks and ditches of a Neolithic cursus that runs for six miles, surrounded by barrow cemeteries.

Contact in advance to arrange a visit to the private museum at Down Farm, and for a landscape tour. Ancient Technology Centre; Visit during a special open day to take a step back in time. Hope to see you at the Dorset Cursus (the soil mark on the left-the other feature is a long barrow) on January the 8th at 10am.

but it is just one more piece in the infinitely complex fabric of human development over the last 3 million years. Please book your place by leaving a message here, text/phone or email. I'm really looking.What was the cursus honorum and the Gracchi?

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