Keys to the Past

Pit alignments and other features south of Thirlings (Ewart)

In 1971, cropmarks of a series of pit alignments were discovered by aerial photography. Some of them were excavated in 1977 and it was found that they once had substantial wooden posts standing in them. They probably formed a kind of fence and marked the boundary of a piece of land. Some of the pits had pieces of broken Neolithic pottery in them.

Reference number:N2155
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ewart

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