British Isles Introduction
British Isles Prehistory Archive Introduction
The British Isles was first inhabited by people who crossed over from the European mainland. Traces of modern humans - Homo sapiens - date from about 30,000 years ago.
Perhaps the most prestigious megalithic monument of Europe is Stonehenge, the stone circle presiding on the rolling hills of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England.
Avebury Neolithic
Avebury - the world's largest stone circle is just one element of the Neolithic 'monumental landscape' which ranges over many miles of Wiltshire’s rolling downland.
The Rock Art of Northumberland
The Red Lady of Paviland
The Prehistory of the Mendip Hills
Rock Art Northumberland England Britain Pteroglyphs Engravings
Northumberland harbours well over a thousand examples of ancient human occupation in the form of rock art, created by the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age people between 6000 and 3500 years ago.
Red Lady of Paviland
The oldest known buried remains in Britain are 29,000 years old, 4,000 years older than previously thought. Showing that burials were taking place in Europe earlier than previously believed.
Prehistory of the Mendip Hills Palaeolithic Mesolithic Neolithic Iron Age Bronze Age Britain Gough's Cave Cheddar
The Mendip Hills have many prehistoric sites; Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Iron Age, and Bronze Age. Britain's oldest skeleton, was found in Gough's Cave, part of the Cheddar caves.
Rock Art on the Gower Peninsula
Megaliths of the British Isles
Stone Age Mammoth Abattoir
Rock Art Carvings Cave Caves Gower Peninsula Carvings Engraving South Wales Britain
A carving of a speared reindeer in South Wales may be one of Britain's oldest rock art examples. It is believed to have been created by a Ice Age hunter-gatherer more than 14,000 years ago.
Megaliths of the British Isles
In 'Megaliths', Paul Caponigro explores the various configurations of the prehistoric monuments - from standing stones, tumuli, and cairns to circles, alignements and the enigmatic dolmens.
Stone Age Mammoth Mammoths remains flint tools Neanderthal hunting camp Britain.
An extraordinary collection of mammoth remains and flint tools unearthed in a Norfolk quarry may be evidence of the first Neanderthal hunting camp to be discovered in Great Britain.
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