Rabbits of ritual? Artificial warrens and the Neolithic long mound tradition

Roy Loveday, Tom Williamson

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The principal characteristics of the earthworks known as pillow mounds—artificial rabbit warrens—are discussed, together with the evidence for their date and purpose. Several aspects of their location and construction have caused considerable confusion to archaeologists in the past, and examples are suggested of current misidentification of these earthworks as prehistoric features. The need for a discussion of pillow mounds has recently become especially urgent due to the recognition of certain types of Neolithic earthwork of similar general appearance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-313
Number of pages24
JournalArchaeological Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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