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Dorset Cursus

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Archeological site
Location type: Archeological site
Location address: United Kingdom, East Dorset
Number of texts: 1
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The Dorset Cursus is a Neolithic cursus monument that spans across 10 km (6¼ miles) of the chalk downland of Cranborne Chase in east Dorset, United Kingdom. Its extreme length makes it a notable example of this class of linear earthwork; it is better interpreted as a pair of same-length cursus constructed end to end, with the more southerly cursus (the Gussage Cursus) pre-dating the northerly one (the Pentridge Cursus).

Linked characteristics: Peculiar
Linked themes: History, Archeology

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