British researchers are hoping to assemble a database of the 5,000 hill forts spread across Ireland and the U.K. To that end, they are asking residents to provide information about local forts to a website. "There is huge variety in where the hill forts were sited and the materials used to construct them," said Gary Lock, who is co-directing the research. The lion's share of the forts were constructed after 700 B.C., and the largest ones cover as much as 200 acres.
Researchers seek residents' help in studying European hill forts
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