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Dating age differential

On the other hand, they may have been only occupied intermittently as it is difficult to reconcile permanently occupied hill forts with the lowland farmsteads and their roundhouses found during the 20th century, such as at Little Woodbury and Rispain Camp.

The tribes living in Britain during this time are often popularly considered to be part of a broadly Celtic culture, but in recent years this has been disputed.

Few hill forts have been substantially excavated in the modern era, Danebury being a notable exception, with 49% of its total surface area studied.

However, it appears that these "forts" were also used for domestic purposes, with examples of food storage, industry and occupation being found within their earthworks.

Defensive structures dating from this time are often impressive, for example the brochs of Northern Scotland and the hill forts that dotted the rest of the islands.