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Mote of Mark

Mote of Mark Hillfort

The Mote of Mark is an archaeological site located on a prominent hill, known as the Mote Hill, southwest of Dumfries in Scotland.

It was constructed during the Iron Age, which in Scotland spans from roughly 800 BC to 100 AD. Hillforts like the Mote of Mark were characteristic of this period and served various purposes, including habitation, defense, and as centers of social and economic activity.

Archeological finds shows pottery dating from c. AD 500, leading some to propose it as a possible location for the encampment of a mighty chieftain who might be cognate with the historical figure who was, over the centuries, become known as King Arthur.