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Gardom's Enclosure



A massive enclosure wall 1.5m high in places with around 7 entrances, along its 500m length. It was called 'Megs Walls' when first discovered after moorland fires, around 60 years ago.

The enclosure has been dated to the neolithic and was later overlaid with bronze and iron age cairns, boundaries and field systems.

After many years of excavation the site is now thought of as a neolithic trade centre. And the enclosure was not built for either occupational or defensive purposes. Stone axes and numerous flint tools have been found, the flint is thought to be from the Yorks and Lincs Wolds.

J.Barnatt also suggests the site could have been used for excarnation of the dead and ritual feasting, with the site being used seasonly.
stubob Posted by stubob
3rd July 2002ce
Edited 12th January 2003ce

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