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Neolithic Pit/Timber Circle, Boscombe Down, Amesbury | by Wessex Archaeology
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Neolithic Pit/Timber Circle, Boscombe Down, Amesbury

Although not fully excavated, this pit circle comprised at least 32 pits with a diameter of approximately 63m. All the people forming the circle are marking the location of a pit or posthole. Some of the southern features had post pipes or ramps, implying that they may have originally contained posts. Finds retrieved from the pits and postholes included Grooved Ware and Beaker pottery, implying that the monument may have been in use for a long time, from the Late Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age.

 

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Taken on October 21, 2004