I'm sure a bit of landscaping has happened in recent history to a few mounds, though mostly of the demolishing kind!
From: John Briggs <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 04 August 2010 15:25
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Aliki Pantos DPhil thesis
Talking of mounds, the first time I saw Tynwald Hill it reminded me of a
seventeenth-century garden mound. Then I remembered that the garden
designer Thomas Bushell had spent some time there...
On 04/08/2010 14:55, Dean Paton wrote:
> Thanks for pointing out the conference, I'd missed that.
> I agree with you to some extent, but in some respects locating the physical assembly site may not be a requirement to further knowledge of the wider formation and processes of EM assembly. For instance, place-name evidence points to a number of likely assembly sites where a definite mound (or equivalent) cannot be pin-pointed. These general locations can then be put into their wider landscape context and their relationship to settlement, boundaries, ecclesiastical sites etc without the need to locate where these assemblies took place.