‘Hill’ is a basic translation for tor
Very much not. It is a basic translation of 'tower'. There's a huge difference. Everyone assumes they are hills because they cannot conceive they may be artificial. It doesn't make them so but you should at least not rule out the possibility by an incorrect etymology.
but really we are looking at a Rocky outcrop, often elevated, but not necessarily. Many outcrops here still don’t get the name tor and nor do some hills with outcrops get blessed with the name (for instance the Dewerstone is not known as Dewerstone Tor). But nevertheless a high point of moor with granite outcrop(s) is quite safely known as a Tor. And I thought that would be the easy question to answer….
Well, although modern usage is not to be taken as definitive, you should perhaps treat it as a reasonable starting off point.
The ‘enclosing’ part is accepted by archaeologists to be some of the earliest Neolithic constructing/earthworking and as important to the culture as the ‘causewayed enclosures’. How this conclusion is drawn I don’t know because I still don’t think anyone has a good idea what a causewayed enclosure was for anyway. For more information on this type of Neolithic construction consult the internet not me.
I was hoping for enlightenment from you since you used the term without explanation. I still don't know. I know what a causewayed enclosure is though I wouldn't necessarily be made any the wiser by consulting the internet.
Depending on the shape of the Rocky outcrop it is ‘enclosed’ by stone and earth wall up to 4m high
Why would it?
(stowe’s hill on Bodmin has a teardrop shape wall around the entire outcrop, the dewerstone, with escarpments on two sides just has a third side built up enclosing the outcrop).
Are these 'rocky outcrops' and if so, of what shape?
I believe only a few have been properly excavated and even then possibly not since the 20s.
Why is this relevant?
Some show occupation and some don’t, like many Neolithic sites, the purpose seems unclear.
Look, I don't want to be too unhelpful [Voices off: "Oh yes he does, he's a total aresehole"] but to us Londoners the idea of living on a tor, whether it is enclosed or not, rocky or not, called a tor or not, is passing weird.
Some of Cornwall’s Tors seem to be on the Michael line including the previously mentioned stowes tor (the famous cheese wring) with a craddocks moor stone circle only a stones throw(sorry) further south west down the line.
Well, come on, give us some numbers. And I don't mind you giving us an e e cummngs impression but keep it consistent. Either capitalise consistently or not at all. Consistent capitals would be better from a comprehensibility perspective, no caps from an artistic/poetic angle. You choose. Most of us here are mildly dyslexic but we fight against it.
Being pretty much all on moorland it is unsurprising many of these sites are associated with mining or quarrying.
You must not use these sweeping generalisations in the presence of curmudgeonly pedants. Me, I am
More later after I've had a little lie down and some raspberry topping.