‘One remarkable earthen-work’: The Neolithic Origins of the Marlborough Mound.

Jim Leary, Joshua Pollard

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Radiocarbon dates obtained from cores taken through the Marlborough castle mound show the main body of it to be a contemporaneous monument to Silbury Hill, dating to the second half of the third millennium cal BC. In light of these dates, this chapter considers the importance of the prehistoric date for the Marlborough Mound. The topographic location of the mound in a low-lying area and close to rivers and springs is discussed, and the potential for Late Neolithic sites nearby is set out. The paper ends with a wider discussion of prehistoric mounds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Marlborough Mound.
Subtitle of host publicationPrehistoric Mound, Medieval Castle, Georgian Garden.
EditorsRichard Barber
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781787446748
ISBN (Print)978 1 78327 186 3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022

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