Area 1 – Oct 1997- Feb 1998

This area of excavation revealed only prehistoric activity. The earliest evidence is a large but shallow hollow (2353) on plan, dated to the mid-late Bronze Age (1500-700 BC). Whilst its use is unclear it does tell us when people first began to visit or use this area.
We know that this interest in the area continued throughout the Bronze Age. The presence of late Bronze Age fields and ditches, shown on the plan above, confirm this.