Ringfort sample density

Look at that ringfort density! That line is 2 miles long. These people were pretty close neighbors (dispersed homesteads); you could go next door for a cuppa…something, not sugar or coffee. Some of the greater distances are across creeks/marshier areas. Crannogs are artificial islands—very defensible housing locales. See how small many fields are today?…a legacy of thousands of years of chopping up control of the landscape.


  1. Pooh says:

    Spatially dense, but were they all there at the same time?

  2. Sammy says:

    Yes, you’ve put your finger on it—that is the key issue. My sense is yes, in general, that pattern was sustained.