Earthworks, Pits and Bones
This chapter considers a few conceptual problems that have emerged among those working on the British Iron Age since the 1980s: the identity of the Celts, differences between Celtic languages, and the place of Druids in the Iron Age. It also discusses hill forts, the most spectacular surviving structures of the British Iron Age. These forts are large enclosures made by digging ditches and heaping up the earth or stones extracted into banks. The Maiden Castle, with quadruple ramparts hugging the contours of an isolated chalk hill south of Dorchester, is the most famous of the developed hill forts and one of the largest and most complex.
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