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Altruppersdorf

Altruppersdorf

KGA Altruppersdorf could only be surveyed in its preserved western half. From the quite accurately circular remaining part of the inner ditch we can deduce a best-fit central point. This centre does not show any anomaly in the magnetogram, and from exactly this spot, none of the entrances fit a solstice or lunistice. However, from locations within less than 4m, we...

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Friebritz 1

Friebritz 1

This KGA was surveyed with geomagnetic prospection and was also target of several excavations. It is situated on the shoulder of a ridge and shows three entrances which at first glance show perfect northern and eastern, and less perfect (171°) southern orientation. However, all three entrances can be shown to be oriented downwards in the terrain, while behind the...

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Friebritz 2

Friebritz 2

The magnetogram shows traces of a single-ditch KGA but no traces of a palisade. The KGA likely had 2 entrances, near 102° (“downward”) and on the opposite side, where two gaps in the strongly eroded ditch can be seen, at 280° (“upward”) and 322°. Any formerly proposed astronomical orientation can be excluded.    ...

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Gauderndorf

Gauderndorf

The KGA shows two entrances towards 165° and 326° which are outside of the solar or lunar ranges, making stellar orientation the only possible astronomical relation. However, the results from the horizon survey contradicted the formerly suspected star-oriented results, but it turned out that the terrain is sloped by about 6° towards 170°, making slope orientation...

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Glaubendorf 1

Glaubendorf 1

The magnetogram of this small KGA shows 3 gaps, where the southwestern gap appears to be due to strong erosion, so only two can be interpreted as entrances. The eastern entrance (89°) fits reasonably well to the equinox sunrise direction, while the opposite entrance near 274.5° misses any significant solar direction (declination 5.3°). Equinox orientation is...

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Glaubendorf 2

Glaubendorf 2

This remarkable triple-ditch KGA has 5 entrances which follow a hexagonal pattern where the northernmost entrance (at azimuth 20°) has been omitted. The entrance at azimuth 265° coincides well with equinox sunset in almost 5 degrees altitude, but other entrances do not offer astronomical explanation. There is also no clear correlation with terrain slope, although...

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