multivallate

multivallate

A fort on a hill that is protected by three or more concentric ditches and embankments.
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Among their topics are death-tales of the early kings of Tara, the provincial ceremonial capitals in early medieval Ireland, the origins of closely spaced multivallate monuments in Ireland, and place names and the understanding of monuments.
By contrast, the arrival of multivallate moats, and the large number of Iron Age sites in close proximity to them (for example Non Muang Kao and Noen U-Loke) may be indicative of a population increase and attendant competition over resources.