Ramparts and Ditches: Evidence and Inference

  • Harold Mytum


The evidence from excavations at many hillforts reveals evidence for the forms of construction and the placing of earthworks onto the landscape. In particular the evidence from the Breiddin, Cadbury Castle, Crickley Hill and Danebury provides high-quality comparative evidence regarding earthen ramparts. At Castell Henllys the logistics of construction can be most fully explored, including how and why the northern rampart was constructed over the ditch edge. Once constructed, the ramparts at Castell Henllys show limited evidence of modification.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Mytum
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  1. 1.Archaeology, Classics and EgyptologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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