Henges

A circular earthwork comprised of a bank and ditch, usually placed outside a circle of stones or wood posts (henge).

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Designates circular areas bounded by a ditch and an enclosing embankment, the whole usually surrounding a circle or circles of standing stones or wood posts. For prehistoric circular enclosures of well-spaced large upright stones only, lacking bordering features, use "cromlechs."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300120486. The J. Paul Getty Trust.