timber circle

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Archaeologically represented as the foundation sockets (postholes) for a large wooden structure comprising two or more concentric rings of timber uprights variously interpreted as the stanchions of a roofed building or as freestanding posts. Dated to the later Neolithic, broadly 3000–2000bc, and found widely across the British Isles either as discrete monuments or situated within henges and henge enclosures.

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