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Iron age dimensions

Postby Paul Mellor » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:42 am

Hi can anyone tell me the normal/average dimensions of an Iron age hut. Did people live in large communal huts or individual family groups ,also did the individual huts have defensive ditches around them. Finally are there any web sites specialising in the Iron age.
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Re: Iron age dimensions

Postby Geoff Stuttaford » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:30 am

Hi Paul,

Dowsed answers ...

Can anyone tell me the normal/average dimensions of an Iron age hut.....The circular ones were about 16 feet in diameter, the square/rectangular ones has sides of about 18 feet.

Did people live in large communal huts.......No

or individual family groups .....Yes

also did the individual huts have defensive ditches around them. ......No, any ditch around a hut was more likely to be a drainage ditch similar to those dug around tents pitched on a slope these days - to keep rain water from entering.

Finally are there any web sites specialising in the Iron age. Thanks Paul....Sorry, cannot help with that one.

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Re: Iron age dimensions

Postby mike » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:24 pm

Try Megalithic Portal Paul, its a cracking site for all things ancient, with photos of many sites here in the UK, and some from abroad from members who are on holiday, taken while the kids are on the beach. 8)
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