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What are hill forts?

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What are hill forts? Hill forts were enormous circular earthworks, which were built on high ground. They were built by the Celts, who were a warlike race. When attacked, the Celts retired to their hill forts.

The banks of the hill forts were surrounded by deep ditches, and were probably topped with defensive wooden spikes. The defenders repelled attackers with showers of stones thrown from slingshots. Many regions formerly occupied by the Celts, such as Britain and France, still have the remains of hill forts.

The Celts often constructed their settlements on hilltops, which could be easily defended. They are identified by circular defensive ditches that still survive in former Celtic areas.

Tags: celts, hilltops, defense

Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 03 January '12

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