Chapman, H. H P. (2003). Rudston `Cursus A' -- engaging with a Neolithic monument in its landscape setting using GIS. Oxford J Archaeol 22 (4). Vol 22(4), pp. 345-356.

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Rudston `Cursus A' -- engaging with a Neolithic monument in its landscape setting using GIS
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Oxford J Archaeol 22 (4)
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Oxford Journal of Archaeology
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22 (4)
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345 - 356
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Cursus monuments are functionally enigmatic. Surrounding Rudston, East Yorkshire, a cluster of at least four cursuses converges on a bend in the Great Wold Valley. Of these monuments, Cursus A, or the `Woldgate Cursus', is particularly unusual, with a curving morphology that forms a `dogleg' plan. The unique shape of this structure provides an opportunity for studying cursus morphology with the aim of interpreting its function -- essentially posing the question, why does the structure curve in this way? A GIS-based approach is used which demonstrates a compelling visual relationship between the area enclosed by the cursus and the positions of two long barrows lying on its western horizon. The results of this study are considered in relation to the broader question of cursus function.
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Henry H P Chapman ORCID icon
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2003
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Cursus (BIAB)
Neolithic (MIDAS)
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Long Barrows (Auto Detected Subject))
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03 Feb 2004