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A rectangular enclosure of Neolithic date, presumed to be of ceremonial function.

Related Terms

Term Note
AVENUE A site consisting of parallel banks, ditches, stones, post alignments or trees, which delineates the approach to another site or monument.
HENGE A circular or sub-circular enclosure of middle to late Neolithic date, defined by a ditch and external bank, usually with one or more entrances. May contain a variety of internal features, including stone and timber settings and hearths.
PIT ALIGNMENT A single line, or pair of roughly parallel lines, of pits set at intervals along a common axis or series of axes. The pits are not thought to have held posts.
RITUAL ENCLOSURE An enclosure which appears to have a ritual, rather than a defensive or domestic, function.

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