This impressive KGA east of today’s Hornsburg had three ditches and two entrances. Standing at the western, slightly lower entrance it may have been possible to see towards the KGA opposite the valley, Hornsburg 2.
Immendorf used to be a cornerstone of the 2004 hypothesis about systematic stellar orientation. Its three ditches and the four earth bridges in line with the gaps in the double palisade rings form very straight lines, …
This single ring-ditch features two entrances. In contrast to most others, here the entrances do not connect the slope line, but they lie nicely on the contour line in terrain sloping more than 5 degrees.
The entrances of this KGA with 78m diameter had previously been interpreted to show calendrical applications. However, the surveyed horizon altitudes contradict and forced us to reject the preliminary result.
KGA Mühlbach with a single ditch of 47m diameter and four entrances is situated on top of a ridge ascending towards the east. The western and eastern entrances are running along the ridge line, …
This KGA with a maximum diameter of 92m showed 2 ditch rings with a very uncommon number of three entrances. All previous assumptions about their respective astronomical orientation had to be rejected after the horizon surveys and terrain analysis.
The magnetograms and excavations at KGA Rosenburg (max. diameter: 46m) show 2 entrances and traces of 2 palisade rings, but the exact width and location of the entrances cannot be secured, leaving the wider earth bridge extents for interpretation.
The virtual reconstruction of the KGA at Steinabrunn (2 ditches, 4 entrances, overall diameter 88m) in a small patch of digital elevation model had been one of the cornerstones of the preliminary astronomical interpretation of 2004.
The slope where this KGA once stood has been terraced for agricultural use, the double ditch system was partially destroyed, and the original orientation (or aspect) of the slope cannot be given.
This double-ditch KGA has two entrances. The western entrance does not allow a view straight from the KGA center towards sunset. From an off-center point we can observe sunsets in the range 268-273° …
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