Prehistoric Ceremonial Complex

The cropmarks south of Forteviot village present a dense concentration of enclosures and ceremonial structures. The largest and earliest structure is what would have been a huge arena, or palisaded enclosure, defined by massive oak posts- thought to have been erected in the Neolithic period. Inside and adjacent to this arena are four smaller ritual enclosures, three of which are henges, as well as a range of other pits. Excavations of these features have revealed a surprisingly long and varied history of use and modification associated with these monuments from the Early Neolithic to the medieval period.