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A recently discovered timber-circle with an upturned tree with its exposed roots as a centre-piece, apparently constructed in the 21st century BCE, the early Bronze Age in Britain, its contemporary theory is that it was used for ritual purposes.
The site consisted of an outer ring comprising fifty-five small split oak trunks forming a roughly circular enclosure around 7 metres, rather than being placed in individual holes, the timbers had been arranged around a circular construction trench.
The split sides faced inwards and their bark faced outwards, with one mysterious exception, one of the trunks on the south western side had a narrow Y fork in it, permitting access to the central area.
Another post had been placed outside this entrance, which would have prevented any observers seeing inside when the ritual was being performed, the timbers were set in the ground to a depth of one metre, from the contemporary surface although how far they originally extended upwards is not known, in the centre of the timber circle was a large inverted oak stump, perhaps acting as an altar.
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