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Buzbury Rings



Am not sure about "...a secure area for animals and people..."! These ditches and banks were never big enough to even be secure. This coupled with its topographic sitting (with very little of the surrounding landscape visable) it is hard to believe that this monument had anything to do with the inhabitants feeling secure defensively or in any other way!
The neolithic causewayed enclosure theory i believe to be sound and its continued use into later periods is also plausable. However as for the interior housing "...elaborate structures dating from c.1000 b.c.e..." well this is just speculation! The interior does house a very large amount of pits and post holes, but so many that no definite conclusion as to their nature or date can be assertained at this time. However study of this monument is continuing and further details as to its nature will be released in due course.
Posted by skram
18th August 2007ce

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Depends what you mean by secure I suppose,well maintained fences appear to keep animals quite secure to me. All geophysical surveys are by their very nature speculative. formicaant Posted by formicaant
20th August 2007ce
The geofiz survey (and a very good survey at that), doesn't suggest a palisade (fence) although it is plausible that this possible feature was not picked up by the survey, however, the site's morphology isn't indicative of having continuous fence-lines.

I know full well that geophysical surveys are by their "nature" speculative, however they are very good prospection tools! I would just like to point out that it wasn't me who eluded to definite dateable features ("...elaborate structures dating from c.1000 b.c.e..." ) based purely on a geophysical survey. All I pointed out is that very very little is known about this amazing site but further information will be forthcoming.

Posted by skram
23rd August 2007ce
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