Knap Hill lies on the northern rim of the Vale of Pewsey, in northern
Wiltshire, England, about a mile (1.6 km) north of the village of Alton
Priors. At the top of the hill is a causewayed enclosure, a form of
Neolithic earthwork that appeared in England from about 3700 BC
onwards. These earthworks are characterised by the enclosure of an area
with ditches that are interrupted by gaps, or causeways. It is not known
what they were used for; they may have been settlements, or meeting
places, or ritual sites of some kind. Knap Hill was the first causewayed
enclosure to be excavated and identified. In 1908 and 1909 Benjamin and
Maud Cunnington spent two summers investigating the site, and Maud
Cunnington published two reports of their work, noting that there were
several gaps in the ditch and bank surrounding the enclosure. The site
has been scheduled as an ancient monument. About a thousand causewayed
enclosures have now been found in Europe, including around seventy in
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