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Lower Hobbister

Artificial Mound


I was sort of compelled to visit, how could I not, given the name connection?

It was late, but there was still enough midsummer sun to make out the parts where the slope is eroding, showing some fairly clear differentiation of soil layers inside the mound. Given that there are so many natural low mounds in the area, it would take a brave archaeologist to openly claim this to be definitely artificial, but what with the name, the strange erosion and the stones in the stream, It's a likely candidate. It also seemed rather too circular to be a chance deposition of random soil, and it's within spitting distance of Maes Howe, if that lends any credibility.

Of course, I want it to be an artificial mound, 'cos it's where the Hobs or Orkney would live. Though I hear they call themselves Hogboons these days.
Hob Posted by Hob
31st March 2005ce

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