Thursday 15 January 2015


A long and relatively narrow enclosure, built in the early Neolithic period, defined by earthwork banks with external ditches.
Usually more than 250m long, these enormous enclosures were built between about 3600 and 3300 BC. Their function is not known, although they were presumably ceremonial spaces. They may also have formed barriers or routes across the landscape. There are two near Stonehenge - the Stonehenge (or Greater) Cursus and the Lesser Cursus.