Montana Billings-Kennedy

Cleared of fallen stones, this area by the south wall of the stepped cairn produced substantial Late Bronze (1550–1200 B.C.E.) and Iron Age II (1000–586 B.C.E.) pottery dating from the same time as artifacts found within the burial mound. Other sherds from the Early Bronze Age (third millennium B.C.E.) and one wall that lay under the cairn itself are some of the factors that led Mizrachi to theorize the circles were constructed a thousand years before the cairn. A worker standing by a wall beneath stabilizing sandbags provides a handy scale measure.