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hillfort

(ˈhɪlˌfɔːt)
n
(Archaeology) archaeol a hilltop fortified with ramparts and ditches, dating from the second millennium bc
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hillfort

A prehistoric stronghold with ditches and ramparts, constructed on top of a hill.
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hillfort

[ˈhɪlˈfɔːt] Ncastro m
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It was always known that there was an Iron Age hillfort on Nesscliffe Hill, which stands between Shrewsbury and Oswestry just off the A5, but experts have now found a guard room and rampart dating back to 600-500BC.
The Daily Postreported that the excavation is the first to take place at the National Trust owned hillfort.
The excavation is the first to take place at the National Trust-owned hillfort, which could disappear within the next 50 years due to "increasing coastal erosion".
AN archaeological dig on a Shropshire hillfort is discovering just how Iron Age man made the huge ramparts that surrounded the structure.
I think this is one of the absolute gems of Scotland, let alone Stirling, You have a lovely walk round the crags and down through the brilliantly named Windy Yett Glen - just past the Celtic hillfort - and then a refreshing plunge, though watch the goose poo and if you've never dooked here before check the depths and ease yourself in, the cold will shock you.
Nestled among the Cardiff suburbs of Caerau and Ely, the Iron Age hillfort was once the powerhouse for the city more than 2,000 years ago and was said to be a political hub for the region.
A statement from the team said: "Battle Hill contains a variety of previously unmapped prehistoric sites including Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithic scatters, a possible Iron Age hillfort, a 3,000-year-old upstanding hut circle as well as a potential Neolithic or Bronze Age cairn.
Guided walks allow visitors to visit sites ranging from the hillfort at Burrough Hill to the Glenfield Railway tunnel.
This family-friendly site includes a small mountain that features the remains of Iron Age hillfort and offers panoramic views of Strumble Head.
His topics are channeling economic sectors; staple-based political economies: Hawaiian island states, highland Peruvian hillfort chiefdoms, and early Neolithic societies of the Atlantic fringe; wealth-based political economies: Bronze Age Europe, and contrasting southern Scandinavia and western Hungary during the Bronze Age; and the possible relevance of archaeology to public discourse and social policy.
Then, the fortified settlement probably ceased to exist, and the function of the central hillfort moved to Pustyacute Castle.