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Excavations at the Sarn-y-bryn-caled cursus complex, Welshpool, Powys, and the timber circles of Great Britain and Ireland

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 February 2014


Alex Gibson
Affiliation:
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, 7A Church Street, Welshpool, Powys
S. H. R. Aldhouse-Green
Affiliation:
Dept. of Archaeology, National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff
M. Brownsett
Affiliation:
Wallace-Evans, Shire Hall, Mold, Clwyd
H. A. W. Burl
Affiliation:
2 Woodland Road, Northfield, Birminghams
N. Debenham
Affiliation:
Department of Scientific Research, British Museum, London
D. Hook
Affiliation:
Department of Scientific Research, British Museum, London
G. C. Morgan
Affiliation:
School of Archaeology, University of Leicester, Leicester
S. Stead
Affiliation:
Ratcliffe House, Ashwell, Hertfordshire
A. Vince
Affiliation:
City of Lincoln Archaeological Unit, Charlotte House, The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln

Abstract

Excavations between November 1990 and February 1992 have produced important information on the date and development of the Sarn-y-bryn-caled cursus complex between 3000–2000 BC. In particular a timber circle of 2000 BC, two penannular ring-ditches and a section across the cursus monument were excavated. A radiocarbon sequence has been obtained. The results of the excavations are described in Part I. Part II comprises a discussion of the forms, dates, functions, and reconstruction of timber circles. A corpus of and chronology for timber circles is presented.


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