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An embanked univallate enclosure with an external ditch and a single entrance. Inside are buildings and structures representing a single farmstead or small hamlet belonging to an agricultural community. They are also known as raths and ringforts in western Britain and Ireland, although the term ‘round’ generally applies only to examples in Devon and Cornwall in the southwest of England. Rounds generally date to the later 1st millennium bc and continued to be built and used through to the mid 1st millennium ad.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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