|The basket earing found here and elswhere (Kirkhaugh) are very similar to those found amonst the finds with the "Amesbury Archer" that have been dated between 2500 and 2100 BC. The location of these rings at Boltby - on the turf line under the rampart would tend to suggest an equaly early date for the constructiuon of this promontory hillfort. making it's construction possibly contemporary with the cursus and henge phases of the Thornborough and wider Swale- Ure complex. It should be noted, however that the date of deposition for these objects may be much later than the date of manufacture.
Posted by BrigantesNation
10th August 2003ce