Keys to the Past


Palisaded settlement; Palisaded

A Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age settlement often located on a hilltop or promontory. It was enclosed by a trench cut into the rock and set with a timber palisade. Palisaded sites are thought to be the earliest type of defended settlement in the border regions of England and Scotland.

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