Hillfort gate-mechanisms: a contextual, architectural reassessment of Eddisbury, Hembury, and Cadbury hillforts

@article{Pope2020HillfortGA,
  title={Hillfort gate-mechanisms: a contextual, architectural reassessment of Eddisbury, Hembury, and Cadbury hillforts},
  author={Rachel J Pope and Richard J. Mason and Derek Hamilton and Eddie Rule and John G. Swogger},
  journal={Archaeological Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={177},
  pages={339 - 407}
}
ABSTRACT This paper offers a typology of hillfort gate-mechanisms, and a developed understanding of temporal depth in hillfort architecture – via applied contextual analysis. Rediscovery of the Eddisbury hillfort archive revealed three iron gate-mechanisms. To situate these rare objects, detailed analyses of entrance architecture and stratigraphy was conducted – for Eddisbury and parallels (Hembury, South Cadbury) – enabling new sequences, resolution of the Mid-Late Cadbury sequence, and… 
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