Cursus: Quiz

Question 1: The ________, the longest known example, crosses a river and three valleys along its course across Cranborne Chase.
NeolithicThe Modern AntiquarianDorset CursusStonehenge

Question 2: [3] Some cursus have only been identified through a first sighting of cropmarks visible from aerial reconnaissance; for example, the cropmarks at Fetteresso were the first indication of a cursus at that location in ________, Scotland.
DrumoakKincardine and MearnsAberdeenshireStonehaven

Question 3: Examples include the four cursus at Rudston in Yorkshire, that at Fornham All Saints in Suffolk, the Cleaven Dyke in Perthshire and the ________ cursus.
PooleWeymouth, DorsetSomersetDorset

Question 4: Cursus monuments are now understood to be ________ structures and represent some of the oldest prehistoric monumental structures of the British Isles;[1] cursus may have been of ceremonial function.
Cucuteni-Trypillian cultureLinear Pottery cultureVinča cultureNeolithic

Question 5: It has been conjectured that they were used in ________ connected with ancestor worship, that they follow astronomical alignments or that they served as buffer zones between ceremonial and occupation landscapes.

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