viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

HILLFORTS (IRLANDA)



A hillfort is a large enclosure, delineated by a stone rampart or a earthen bank and outer ditch, encircling the top a hill. Sometimes there are two or three lines of defence widly separated from each other. Hillforts tend to be irregular in outline since the defences follow contours of the hilltop they enclose. The are much larger than ringforts, with internal diameters of 100 meters or more, and were intended for use by large tribal groups rather than single families. Some hillforts may have been built primarily as defended settlements or as intermittently occupied places of refuge.

1 comentario:

english dijo...

My friend, this photo is not from an irish hillfort, it is maiden casttle in southern england.
Anyway, very interesting.